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To our multitude of friends and customers everywhere we present our 44th annual 
catalog of superb modern Iris. Here in the fertile Willamette Valley of Oregon both soil and 
climate are favorable to the production of superior plants for the gardens of America and 
the world. If you find the pictures and contents of this catalog fascinating, just 
wait 'til you see some of them blooming in your garden! 



BONUS OFFER 

ON NEWER KINDS AGAIN THIS YEAR 

See page 28 for a very special offer ... a list of 200 of the 
newest and finest. Order $25 or more from that list and select 
100% more from the same list. FREE! 

Our usual annual "SHOPPING CENTER" appears on page 36. 
There you pay only two-thirds of the total amount of your 
order, thus selecting 50% more than you pay for. 



TIME OF SHIPMENT, TERMS, ETC. 

SHIPMENTS will begin July 1st and continue through 
the summer and early fall. During July and August we 
will ship constantly in the sequence received. Your 
success is assured if planted any time during this 
period, but early ordering is advisable to avoid stock 
being sold short. 



TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post. 

For customers who desire faster service we can offer 
either of two suggestions. 

AIR PARCEL POST — We will ship your order by Air 
for an additional 30c per plant. 

SPECIAL HANDLING 

This Is a Parcel Post surcharge and packages so 
marked and prepaid are handled the same as letter 
mail, or nearly so, and thus travel much faster than 
regular parcels. The fees are based upon weight of the 
package, as follows: 

Not more than 2 pounds 25c (1 to 3 Iris) 

More than 2 pounds, but 
not more than 10 pounds 35c (4 to 20 Iris) 

More than 10 pounds 50c (21 to 35 Iris) 

TO CUSTOMERS IN CANADA: We ship many orders 
to Canada every year. There is a simple procedure 
which all Canadians must follow, however, in order to 
import Iris or other plant material. Make out the list of 
items wanted, state name and address of firm you are 
ordering from and send it to the Plant Import Division 
of your Department of Agriculture at Ottawa. They in 
turn will send you a permit number and labels. Then 
send your order, including the permit label to us in the 
usual way. 



CUSTOMERS IN EUROPE AND ALU OVERSEAS 
POINTS: Please add $5.00 to all orders to cover In- 
spection and custom declaration fees. 



WE GUARANTEE all plants to be true to name, top 
quality and size, free from insect pests and disease, 
and to reach you In a live and healthy condition. If for 
any reason you are not completely satisfied, please 
notify us promptly. 

MINIMUM ORDER— $5.00 

No Shipments Made During Spring Months. 
Fall Shipping Season Closes in Late October. 

THIS CATALOG is free to all customers of record over 
a 2-year period, otherwise copies may be obtained for 
50c and this amount deducted from your first order. 

TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or 
money order. We do not advise the enclosure of cur- 
rency with your order. No C.O.D. shipments — this adds 
to cost and involves red tape for you and for us. 

EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN DESCRIPTIONS 

The American iris Society makes a number of awards 
annually to outstanding Iris varieties. Each year the 
highest honor given Is the "Dykes Medal." Other 
awards as follows: 

H.C. "Highly Commended" 

A.M. "Award of Merit" 

H.M. "Honorable Mention" 

In order to be eligible for the Dykes Medal an Iris must 
have previously earned both the Honorable Mention 
and Award of Merit, the latter two having been sep- 
arated by a one year Interval. 

Varieties designated as "Plicatas" bear markings of 
stitches, dots or stipples. A "self" is a flower of one 
color only. 

Season of bloom Is Indicated by letters as follows: E, 
early; EM, early to midseason; M, midseason; ML, mid- 
season to late; L, late; and VL, very late. Height of stem 
in Inches is shown, for example, as 36". 

These symbols are approximate, because soil condi- 
tions climate and other circumstances must be con- 
sidered. The total time span of bloom will extend over 
a period of several weeks from early to very late. 



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the Perennial Supreme 

Color? Why, these new kinds offer the most exciting color range of any flower that grows. There are luscious pinks, 
great blooms of solid golden yellow, Jersey creams, blues of the sky and of deep waters, soft tans and chocolate- 
browns, henna-reds and richest burgundies — and there are whites as clean as freshly fallen snow, sparkling 
coppers and melting shades of apricot. Some come in marbled patterns, others are delicately stitched or sanded. 
Some are ruffled, others are smartly tailored. Many are gigantic in size — 7 inches in diameter! There are tall ones, 
short ones, and a host of average height. You can have them early, mid-season and late . . . and at a price to suit 
the beginner with a modest purse or the connoiseur with unlimited means. Yes, the Iris is truly the perennial 
supreme . . . and so easy to grow! 




GLENDALE (Gaulter 72) 



Each $25.00 



GLENBROOK (Gaulter 72) 

This flower is a light pink-orchid blend with tan- 
gerine beard. Involved in its heritage are San 
Leandro, Fuchsia, Party Dress, Frost & Flame and 
Arctic Flame. This clean giant blossom, with the 
smooth look, has very broad falls with a wide 
flare. The petals are slightly wavy and the form is 
perfection itself. Branching and bud count are of 
first-rate class in this 3-foot, mid-season, display 
of excellence. Seedling No. 67-252 



This deep apricot-pink self has a leather-heavy sub- 
stance. The colorful deep tangerine beard seems to 
be reflected into the haft and style arms. These, 
and the edges of the entire flower, are very heavily 
laced and there is balanced placement of many 
large blooms on strong, well branched 36-inch 
stems. The tightly crinkled edges of the standards 
enmesh at the top and the wide falls flare gracefully 
in long mid-season to late bloom. Seedling No. 
67-251 






The Worlds 



AFRICAN QUEEN (J. Nelson, 70) ML. 38" Each $1 2.50 

A subtle shade of dark brown, darker at the haft and toward the 
edges; standards and falls of similar color. Beard is dark yellow. Big 
flowers on perfect stems, all petals nicety' ruffled. Parentage is Torch- 
bearer X Western \Velcome. See page 28. 



AFTER DARK (Schreiner, '63) E. 40" Each $2.00 

Deepest, velvety, rich \ioIet-blue. The big, slightly ruffled flowers 
are produced on four-branched stems reaching to 44 inches in height. 
Early. HM AIS, 1964. 



ALASKAN CROWN (J. Nelson, '66) M. 36" Each $4.00 

This ruffled combination of white and gold is regarded by Mrs. Nelson 
as one of the most distinct and beautiful things she has originated. 
Broad of petal, in both standards and falls, it is pure white with 
heavy lace and "crimpings" of yellow all about the edges. Hafts are 
deep yellow set with reddish-orange beards. Height, branching, size 
and substance are all excellent. HM AIS, 1967. Shown on page 23. 



Lilac Mist $10.00 



'The Irises I bought from you were simply beautiful. The size and 
the colors were out of this world." 

CD., Connecticut 




I would like to 'Thank You' so much for the lovely 
Iris books each year. The beautiful pictures of Iris 
in full color make it so much easier to choose from, 
and the plants received from you are so healthy." 

D.M., Tennessee 



ALLAGLOW (Tompkins, '58) Each $1 .00 

A gigantic Iris of bright sunburst-gold, blended bittcrswcet-orange, 
with an all-over flush of clear copper-yellow. The whole flower has a 
glistening gold dusted finish and a tiny dash of orchid at the tip of 
the chrome beard. Very broad petaled, with flaring, ruffled falls and 
wide domed standards. Late; 38 inches. HM AIS, 1958; AM. 1960. 



Finest Iris 



AMETHYST FLAME (Schreiner, '58) ML. 38" Each $1 .50 

Immense in size and elegant in form, a curiously tinted blend of 
lavender or light violet and rosy heliotrope. The "shoulders" of the 
falls carry air overlay of chestnut and the beard is almost white. 
Nicely ruffled, 38 inches tall, medium late. HM AIS, 19,58; AM, 1960. 
Dykes Medal, 1963. Plant Patent No. 1793. See page 37. 



APRIL MELODY (Gibson, '67) ML. 36" Each $5.00 

This is a pretty close approach to being a pink plicata . . . the ground 
color light, almost white, pinkish lavender and the markings a bright 
and intense shade of lavender-rose. In 1965 this was awarded the cup 
for best seedling at the regional A.I.S. meeting. As noted in the pic- 
ture, the flowers are a bit lacy and especially well proportioned. 
Large and long lasting. HM AIS, 1968. See page 21. 



AMIGO'S GUITAR (Plough, '64) EM. 36" Each $5.00 

Standards are dark Butterscotch with a violet mid-rib, the wide falls 
blue-violet, lightly tinted rose, ruffled and fluted. This is similar in 
pattern to Gypsy Lullaby— but the colors are more subdued. HM 
AIS, 1965; AM, 1967. 



ARCTIC FLAME (Fay, '60) ML. 35" Each $2.50 

This breathtakingly beautiful big \vhite has heavy texture and much 
ruffling. The beard is thick and wide, and glows with a fiery reddish 
tinge. A stalwart grower, the 35-inch stalks sturdy and well balanced. 
HM AIS, 1960; AM., 1962. 



ANGEL BRIGHT (Rees, '66) ML. 36" Each $7.50 

A creamy combination of sparkling white and vivid chrome yellow. 
Standards are domed and the falls are broad, with a heavy pattern 
of gold on the haft and a matching rich golden heard. Well branched, 
large flowers. HM AIS, 1968. 



ARCTIC FURY (C. Benson, '64) M. 36" Each $4.00 

Large, sculptured, snow white blooms of great width, lightly ruffled 
and semi-flaring in form. Even the beard is white. Sturdy and well 
branched stalks. HM AIS, 1965; AM, 1967. 



APPLE VALLEY (DeForesi, '58) EM. 36" Each $1.50 

Almost white, flushed pink, with deeper pink cast about the hafts. 
The pink-tinted beard intensifies the pinkish glow of an otherwise 
almost white, very beautiful and different flower. Very large, with 
broad petals and tall stalks. HM AIS, 1960. See page 54. 



AUGUST MOON (Schmelzer, '62) M. 34" Each $2.50 

Cool, greenish cream of heavy, leather-like substance. Flowers are 
of good form with lacy ruffles and the beard is deep yellow. 34 inches; 
midseason. HM AIS, 1964. 



APRICOT BLAZE (Gibson '71) f^. 34" Each $20.00 

A tangerine bearded plicata of giant size and perfect proportions. The 
beautifully formed standards are solid coppery-apricot or pale amber, 
without markings, and they are folded and closed at the top. Falls 
are ivory in the central area, with shoulder markings of amber, shad- 
ing out to amber at the margins. See page 8. 



BABBLING BROOK (Keppel, '66) M. 38" Each $6.00 

A welcome and worthy addition to the blue class with color even bluer 
than its parent, Galilee. This light, French blue is iirvariably singled 
out as "that very blue" iris. Has a light texture veining from its 
other parent. Symphony. Pale lemon yellow beard. Exceptional for its 
fine form. Large and nicely ruffled. HM'67. AM'69. 



Opening Night $25.00 Bonanza Belle $20.00 





Spanish Gift $5.00 



Town & Country $17.50 



'/ received my Iris order in very good time. They were all fine 
rhizomes and I'm sure they'll all be beautiful flowers by next 
spring. I want to thank you for the free 'bonus.' " 

J.J.W., California 



BACCARAT (Gaulfer, '67) M. 36" Each $5.00 

A carnival of color, blended graduations of brown, amber and light 
purple . . . like changeable silk ... in the heavily ruffled standards, 
and extremely broad, flat, flaring falls of bright violet bantled golden 
brown. Hafts are solid light brown and the beard is bright orange. 
Remindful of some pagan ceremonial dance! Large blossoms; 36-inch, 
well branched, heavy stems. HM AIS, 1968. See page 9. 



Royal Touch $7.50 




BLACK SWAN fFoy, '60) M. 35" Each $1 .50 

As sleek and as ebon-hued as the graceful bird for which it is named. 
It will satisfy those looking for just about the ultimate in dark Iris 
—great size, very wide petals, smooth velvety surface and a brown 
beard tipped black. HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. See page 50. 



BLACK TAFFETA (Sanger, '54) ML. Each $1 .00 

Glistening blackish purple standards and broad velvety black falls, 
slightly ruffled, combine to give us one of the very best of these rich 
and sultry beauties. The beard is tipped bronze. Medium late, height 
34 inches. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 



BLUE FORMAL (Schortman, '64) ML. 36" Each $7.50 

One of the "bluest of blues", with extra wide petals and thick texture. 
Lightly fluted at the margins. The stalwart and justly famous In- 
diglow is a parent. HM AIS, 1965. 



BLUE GROTTO (Grinfer, '59) L. 36" Each $1 .00 

One of the largest Iris we ha\e grown or seen any- 
where, the wide falls squarely held and the large 
standards erect and closed. Color is a uniform shade 
of light violet-blue, the substance that of fine china. 
Well balanced, late, three feet in height. See page 55. 



BLUE MOUNTAINS (Schreiner, '64) ML. 38" 

Each $2.50 

Rich, medium violet blue of exceptionally large size 
and perfect form. A clump of this Iris loaded with 
huge blooms on heavw, well branched stalks, was the 
talk of visitors at the Denver A.I.S. con\ention. HM 
AIS, 1965. 




Cup Race $5.00 



Rippling Rose $12.50 



BLUE SAPPHIRE (Schreiner, '53) E. 36" Each $1.00 

"Heavenly blue" is a phrase befitting the ruffled addition to an in- 
creasingly popular color class. Lighter in tone than many others, with 
a glowing gold beard it is large in size, on tall well branched stalks 
which defy both wind and rain. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956; DYKES 
Medal, 1958. See page 52. 



'It was like Christmas when I opened the box of beautiful, fine Iris 
you sent me and I'm delighted to see such large healthy plants. 
Especially nice was the surprise of the extra Iris you sent." 

G.B.M., California 



BLUSHING BEAUTY (Noyd, '64) M. 38" Each $3.00 

A warm white with hafts of definite blush pink and a bright coral 
red beard. Apple Valley is in its parentage. Contrast of colors is 
striking, the very large blossoms well spaced on stems over three 
feet in height as it grows here. HM AIS, 1965. 



BONANZA BELLE (Gibson, 71) ML. 36" Each $20.00 

Opalescent standards of coppery apricot, waved, fluteci and folded, 
very full and upright but closed at the top. Extra large style-arms and 
a heavy yellow beard are notable features. The falls are broad and 
rounded, pinkish white, shading out to a blended margin of apricot 
to match the standards. See page 5. 



BRASILIA (Schreiner, '61) t^. 35" Each $1.50 

Deep but very brilliant henna-brown-red. This is a new and striking 
color in Iris, much more lively than others in the brownish color 
tones. It is large, well proportioned and beautifully branched. HM 
AIS, 1962. See page 44. 



BRASS ACCENTS (Schreiner, '59) M. 40" Each $1 .50 

Golden coffee-brown, regal in carriage, huge in size, ideal 
in form. We regard this seedling of Inca Chief as a leader 
amongst the host of beautiful brown Iris now available. 
HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. Shown on page 49. 



BRAVADO (HaW, '59) M. 35" Each $1 .00 

Deepest golden yellow, ruffled and with wide petals. There is some- 
thing about this flower— heaviness of texture, metallic glisten, or 
uniform depth of golden richness— that draws instant attention in 
the garden or on the show table. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1963. Shown 
on page 53. 




Outreach $17.50 




Tiburon $20.00 



Apricot Blaze $20.00 



BRAVE VIKING (Hinkle, '62) M. 38" Each $2.00 

A huge medium to light blue with a white beard tipped yellow. Great 
ruffled flowers which are three inches broad at the hafts and will 
last up to 5 or 6 days. 



BREATHLESS (Schirmer, '62) EM. 38" Each $2.50 

A flamingo pink of large size and spreading form, medium in tone but 
vivid and alive. The flowers are beautifully tailored, the petals waved, 
and the hafts are flushed with peach. Coral beard. HM AIS, 1963. 



Gala Madrid $20.00 



BRIGHT CLOUD fO. Brown, '67 j EM. 38" Each $1.50 

With white standards and blue falls this descendant of Melodrama 
has more and much sharper color contrast than its parent. It does 
carry the extra wide falls and moderate ruffling, however. Huge 
blossoms, on 36-40 inch stems. Midseason; long-lasting. HM AIS, 
1962. See page 54. 



BRIGHT HERALD (Wills, '64) M. 36" Each $5.00 

.\ bright rose and white amoena. Standards are creamy white, broad 
and full; falls are a lively shade of rose-red with coppery overlay. 
This is an attractive big flower in a color combination quite rarely 
seen. Shown on page 15. 




BRILLIANT STAR (Hall, '61) Each $2.00 

We regard this as the finest red-bearded white we have grown or 
seen. It is very broad petaled, full and rather rounded but not 
drooping, beautifully branched and very large. Quite earlv, 36 inches. 
HM AIS, 1962. 



BRISTOL GEM (Leaviit, '65) ML. 38" Each $6.00 

A handsome, scintillating beauty of rich medium blue with a blue 
beard. Enormous flowers with petals so wide they almost form an 
uninterrupted expanse of rich blue. Sturdy stem. HM'66. 



BROADWAY STAR (Schreiner, '57) ML. Each $1.00 

Cream standards and rose-red falls combine to fashion a totally dif- 
ferent and refreshingly beautiful creation. Hafts are almost free of 
any venation, lending sharp contrast to the bright ivory standards. 
38 inches tall, classically formed and large in size. HM AIS, 1957. 
See page 54. 



"/ wish to thank you very much indeed for the very 
fine Iris which were received from you. It has always 
been a real pleasure opening a parcel from Cooleys. 
I want to thank you especially for the gift." 

E.B., South Africa 



BUTTERSCOTCH KISS (Plough, '57) ML. 36" Each $1.50 

A caramel shade of yellow, glistening brightly with gold dust particles. 
There is an intensification of yellow in the heart and on the petal 
edges. The large flowers are heavily laced and crinkled at the margins. 
HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. 



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Baccarat $5.00 




Cape Town $5.00 



CALIENTE (Luihn, '68) ML. 36" Each $7.50 

Brilliant wine-red of exceptional smoothness and luminous color high- 
lighted by a wide heavy beard of anticjue gold. A wide-petaled beauty 
with domed standards and jaunty flaring falls. HC'66. HM'69. AM'71. 



CAMELOT ROSE (Tompkins, '65) ML. 39" Each $7.50 

An exciting new Iris with standards of silky, sihcr) orchid and bright- 
ly glowing Burgundy red falls of great width and velvety finish. Hafts 
are solidly colored and are set with a heavy, bright orangc-red beard. 
HM ALS, 1966; AM, 1968. See page 11. 




CANDLEFLAME (Hall, '61) M. 36" Each $2.00 

Gigantic ivory-cream self with a tangerine-orange beard which shades 
to almost white. There is a suggestion of greenish veining in the falls. 
Style arms are deeper ivory. Extremely broad falls and heavy 3-foot 
stems with good branching. HM AIS, 1962. See page 55. 



CANDLE MAGIC (Deforest, '61) ML. 38" Each $1.50 

^\'ide standards of pink-tinted tan; the falls are cream with bright 
tan-gold hafts. A creamy version of the Dawn Crest and Dawn Star 
lusciousness might be an apt description. Tall and large. See page 49. 



Saucy Sue $12.50 




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CAPE TOWN (Gaulfer, '67) M. 38" Each $5.00 

This subtle interfusion of delicate beige and rose-lilac results from 
a cross of Claudia Rene and Glittering Amber, as docs the new- 
Baccarat. However, there is no color similarity in the two. The first 
is flamboyant and lively; this one is less exciting, more tranquil, but 
equally beautiful and appealing. .Standards and falls are about the 
same shade of mauve, but the contrasting brown-purple hafts provide 
a sharp contrast. Beard is deep orange. Very wide falls and abundant 
ruffling enhance its all 'round high quality. HM AIS. 1969. .See page 9. 



CAPTAIN GALLANT (Schmelzer, '59) EM. 34" Each $1.50 

One of the finest reds to date. The introducer calls it "the red Iris 
that is red throughout, with no purple influence and no haft mark- 
ings." Huge in size and holds its color in heat or wind. HM AIS, 
1959; AM, 1961. See page 47. 



CAROLINA DUSK (Powell, '69) M. 36" Each $10.00 

.\ new bold, silken black with domed standards and semi-flaring falls. 
This Iris has beautiful form with a velvety finish and some ruffling. 
Substance and branching are excellent and flowers do not fade in 
strong sunlight. 



CAROLINA RUBY (Powell, '64) ML. 36" Each $1.50 

New deep or glowing Carnelian Ruby. Broad flowers of heavy sub- 
stance with smooth, clean hafts. Tall stems with good branching and 
the flowers do not fade in the sun. Long season of bloom. HM AIS, 
1967. 



CASHMERE (Fay, '59) ML. 36" Each $2.50 

Deep rose-pink or rose-red, however you may choose to describe the 
color. The very full, heavy beard is brilliant, almost pure red. It is as 
close to perfection as one could wish for and the color is alive and 
pleasing. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1963. Shown on page 34. 




Gay Tracery $5.00 



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Sierra Dawn $12.50 



CATALDO (J. Nelson, '68) ML. 36" Each $1 0.00 

A huge, deep apricot self, with a slight flush of pink in the standards. 
A red-tangerine beard adds to the brilliant orange-apricot effect. 
Both standards and falls are of exceptional breadth, the standards 
closed and the falls flaring and fluted. It is a deeper and more radiant 
hue than Lunar Fire, which it to some degree resembles. \'ery stalwart, 
well branched stems. See page 29. 




^ CAYENNE CAPERS (Gibson, '61) EM. 36" Each $1.50 

\'i\id and flashing with the sunshine on it or through it . . . glowing 
and alive on a cloudy day or in pouring rain. For rich, intense color 
in a plicata, this red-hot eye-catcher has no parallel. Dominant color 
is fiery burgundy to red pepper but a minor area on the falls is lit 
with cream. Beard is orange-bronze. HC AIS, 1960; HM AIS. 1962; 
AM, 1964. Shown on page 42. 



CELESTIAL GLORY (Bro. Charles, '6Ij M. 36" Each $2.00 

Bright golden orange or tan with a very bright red beard. It is large 
ruffled, and extra heavy in texture. HM AIS, 1962; -AM, 1964. Shown 
on page 50. 



CELESTIAL SNOW (Bro. Charles, '57) EM. 40" 

Each $1.50 

An absolutely spectacular pure white, the great falls 
ruffled and folded like white draperies. Stalks are 
widely branched and will reach a height of almost 
four feet. Beard is white, tipped lemon. HM AIS, 
1957; AM, 1959. See page 42. 



CELESTIAL SUNLIGHT (Bro. Charles, '60) ML. 36" Each $2.00 

Clear medium yellow with a small lighter area near the tip of the 
bright yellow beard. Both standards and falls arc beautifully ruffled. 
Stems are straight and the large blossoms are well spaced on good 
branches. An Iris of great charm and personality. 



'Just a word to say thanks for my last shipment. My order arrived 
in very good shape, and I am well pleased." 

D.E.R., Missouri 



CHEROKEE PRINCESS (Munger, '71) M. 35" Each $20.00 

Richly colored bright blue standards, bright rosy violet falls. Ruffled 
and finely laced, elegant form with good substance. Beard same as falls 
tipped blue. HC AIS, 1969. 



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Camelot Rose $7.50 

Mission Sunset $2.50 



CHINESE CORAL (Fay, '62) L. 36" Each $3.50 

A self of strong, pinkish-orange that flaunts a striking beard of 
Chinese coral-red. Vigorous in growth, with 3-foot stems and fine 
branching. Color that can be seen a Ijlock away! HM .AIS, 1903; 
AM, 1965. Shown on page 31. 



CITRINE CHARM (Gibson, '69) Each $1 0.00 

A fringed and lacey pale lemon-ivory flower of very large size and 
with wide petals of thick texture. "Citrine" is a variety of quartz 
bearing this name, in color tones varying from pale yellow to lemon 
to elusive light green. Mr. Gibson is a "rock hound" and the source 
of the name is thus apparent and appropriate. Stalks are stout and 
well balanced, height about three feet. Midseason. Shown on page 21. 



CHINESE LANTERN (Fay, '58) Each $1.00 

Deep yellow with a tangerine-retl l)eard. This is a seedling of Techny 
Chimes crossed with Mary Randall. It is smoothly tailored, large, 
and grows to 42 inches; midseason. HM AIS, 1958 



CLAUDIA RENE (Gaulter, '63) M. 36" Each $2.00 

Raspberry pink standards with overtones of amber; Rose-violet falls 
with rich sienna-brown shoulders and a l)old burnt-orange beard. 
Wide, ruffled petals. HM AIS, 1964; AM, 1966. Shown on page 48. 



CHINQUAPIN (Gibson, '60) M. 34" Each $1 .50 

A big goklen brown plicata, the standards solid golden brown, the 
falls same color with ivory shading in the central areas where they 
are speckled and blended with brown. Beard is bronzy orange. HM 
AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. Shown on page 45. 



CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay, '53) M. 36" Each $1 .00 

Large, flaring and ruffled clear white of great substance. There are 
no haft markings and the beard is light yellow. A strong grower, 
hardy. HM AIS, 1903; AM, 1955. 



CHRISTIE ANNE (Gaulter, '64) EM. 33" Each $1.50 

Peach pink, shaded amber and gold. Here is an exciting piece of color 
which blends well with the deeper pinks and yellows in the garden. 
Flowers are lightly edged with lace. Winner of the Premio Firenze 
award in Italy, 1967. 



CLOUD CAP (DeForest, '50) M. 40" Each $1 .00 

Probaljly the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an extra 
heavy bright tangerine beard. l ermed "blossom-pink" by the origin- 
ator, the big flowers are borne on 3Yz- to 4-foot stalks. HM AIS, I95I; 
AM, 1953. See page 53. 



CHRISTMAS ANGEL (DeForest, '60) L. 38" Each $1.50 

An extra large white with Ijright gold at the haft, evenly laid on. 
Beard is white, tipped gold, and solid golden yellow within the flower. 
Very tall and robust; magnificent in every way. Well illustrated on 
page 55. HM AIS, 1961; AM, 1965. 



CLOUD CAPERS (Schreiner, '66) EM. 30" Each $3.50 

Here is a brand new amocna— orchid pink falls combined with alinost 
clear white standards. The nearest thing in color is Maytime but here 
we have sharper contrast, near perfection in form and magnolia-like 
substance. HM AIS, 1967. 



CHRISTMAS TIME (Schreiner, '65) M. 40" Each $6.00 

A tall, snowy white Iris with flashing fiery red beard. Crimped and 
lace:edged petals are added attractive features. There are many 
flowers to the stem and this provides an extra long period of bloom. 
HM AIS, 1966; AM, 1968. 



COLLEGE QUEEN (Hall, '64) ML. 36" Each $2.50 

This new pink is adorned with frills and ruffles. It is devoid of any 
other color, with exception of the tangerine beard. Great size and 
heavy texture are traits sometimes lacking in pinks but this one has 
both! HM AIS, 1966. See page 13. 



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CONGO QUEEN (Christensen, '66) M. 38" Each $6.00 

A new slightly two-tone "black" with dark violet standards and violet- 
black falls. The blue-purple beard is in harmony with the subtle 
richness of the velvety blossoms. ^Vell branched, 38-inch stems. HM 
AIS, 1967. 



CONSTANCY (Julander, '67) EL. 36" Each $3.50 

A ^side, ruffled and flaring flower of rich ^Visteria lavender, derived 
from Rippling ^Vaters. The beard is fat and lemon tinted, pro\ iding 
a soft contrast to the uniform violet-blue hue of the petals. Well 
branched, lots of bloom. One of the surprises in our garden last 
season! 



DENVER DAWN (Durrance, '64) ML. 38" Each $3.00 

Colorado is noted for its clear blue skies. Before the sun peeks over 
the horizon this azure hue is flushed with rose and mau\e and the 
tints in this new Iris could hardly be more aptlv described. The 
flowers are extra large and handsome, symmetrically ruffled, and 
borne on 36- to 40-inch stems carrving manv branches. Mid-season to 
late. HM AIS, 1967. 



DENVER MINT (Knopf, '63) EM. 38" Each $1 .50 

Deep Dresden yellow, creamy to\\'ard the center, the large flowers 
fluted and ruffled and of leather-like texture. This is one of the most 
popular of the newer yellows. HM AIS, 1965; AM, 1967. 



CRINKLED BEAUTY (Schreiner, '61) M. 38" Each $4.00 

A fine example of the progress in breeding for lace— possibly the top 
production in this line. The large flowers, a delicate orchid pink in 
color, have wide petals and extra heavy substance. HM AIS, 1962. 



DESERT THISTLE (Gibson, '61 j M. 36" Each $1 .50 

I his one is not pink but is a glowing, rosy mauve, or perhaps a cap- 
tivating blend of lavender-rose, slightly blued, would better describe 
it. Tall, large and exciting, with wide standards and falls, finely 
laced. See page 34. HM AIS, 1962. 



CRINKLED IVORY (Schreiner, '58) EM. Each $1.50 

Sparkling ivory-cream, simply huge in size, with crepy petals and 
lacy ruffling. A cool lemon flush at the heart and the pale yellow 
beard add to its translucent charm. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1959. See 
page 50. 



DIPLOMAT (Tompkins, '66) ML. 40" 



Each $5.00 



This is one of the finest, in every way, of all the new blues— a giant 
flower of even, smooth tone and enamel-like finish. The shade of 
blue is dark and glowing, intensified by a bright ultramarine blue 
beard. Huge ruffled flowers on 40-inch stalks. Quite late. HM AIS, 
1968. 



CROSS COUNTRY (Knocke, '63) M. 36" Each $2.00 

This very large light blue with extra wide petals made a magnificent 
showing at the recent convention of the .American Iris Society in 
Memphis. Smooth color and nice ruffling, with flaring falls. HM AIS, 
1964; AM, 1966. 



CUP RACE (Buffrick, '63) ML. 38" Each $5.00 

This giant white is now being acclaimed as one of the most nearly 
perfect in its class. It is huge in size, the billowy, broad petals smartly 
tailored, the falls especially broad and rounded. Fairly late. HM 
AIS, 1966; AM, 1969. See page 7. 



CURLS OF GOLD (Schortman, '61) tA. 40" Each $1.50 

Delightfully fluted and ruffled rich golden yellow. Although of 
medium size the 40-inch stems are well branched and carry many 
flowers and buds. It is well named! HM AIS, 1961. 



DANCING RILL (Schreiner, '64) M. 36" Each $2.50 

A subtle blend of rose and sunburst gold with an over-all sparkle of 
gold dust. Standards almost solid rose, crimped and fluted; falls 
golden, shading to rose at the margins Yellow beard and style-arms. 
Flaring form. 



DARK FURY (Luihn, '62) EM. 36" Each $1.00 

Sultry blue-black self with self beard. Great width and ruffling, 
coupled with flaring falls and closed standards, set Dark Fury apart 
in its color class. It is a vigorous grower with fine foliage and low, 
widely branched 36-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1963; AM, 1965. See page 43. 



DAVE'S ORCHID (Hall, '60) EM. 36" Each $1.50 

The color is orchid-rose with bluish overlay on the falls. Hafts are 
marked with amber, running quite far down on the falls and the lacy 
edges are trimmed with a narrow band of this amber-copper tint. Base 
of standards and style-arms are flushed amber. Beard is bright tan- 
gerine. A fine grower, 36 inches and over in height. HM AIS, 1961. 



DAWN CREST (DeForest, '60) M. 36" Each $2.00 

Considered by the late Fred DeForest as one of his all time finest 
productions. Standards are bright orange-pink, three inches wide, 
and ruffled. Falls, yellowish ivory, measure a good three inches at 
the haft and are flaring. HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962 



DEBBY RAIRDON (Kunfz, '65) EM. 34" Each $5.00 

Soft yellow standards, very full and waved, well held and almost 
closed at the top. The falls are milk white but heavily banded with 
rich yellow and the under sides are solid yellow. Lovely form, with 
attractive ruffling. HM AIS, 1966; AM, 1968; Dykes Medal, 1971. See 
page 13. 



DOGE OF VENICE (J. Nelson, '65) M. 36" Each $2.50 

This giant ruffled deep purple matches exactly the shade designated 
as "Doge Purple" in the ^ViIson color chart. There is no other color 
nor markings in the broad petaled flowers, except for the heavy 
brown beard, which adds depth and richness. 'Well branched. HM 
AIS, 1966. See page 15. 



DOT & DASH (Hall, '60) EM. 33" Each $1 .00 

Almost solidly colored blackish violet standards and bright falls of 
pure white with blackish margins. Most of the peppery effect is con- 
fined to the outer area of the falls. The beards are inconspicuous. 
Flowers are waved and flaring, well spaced on good branches, and 
are produced in great profusion. HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. See page 55. 



Grand Rapids $5.00 




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Royal Tapestry $4.00 



7 received my Iris and arrived in great shape. I am 83 years old 
and I was never so thrilled over any plants as I was over these big 
fine roots. They were out of this world." 

H.E.P.. Michigan 

'Our order of Iris arrived in perfect condition. We thank you! for 
the gift Iris. As always your Iris were large and healthy." 

F.E., Arkansas 

"Order received today and as last year the plants are excellent in 
health and in the way they were packed." 

M.K.H., Washington 



Fifth Avenue $2.00 




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High Sierra $6.00 





College Queen $2.50 



Debby Roirdon $5.00 




DOTTED SWISS rSass, '56j EM. 36" Each $1.00 

The ground color is sparkling white and the dots and stitchings are 
decidedly blue, the very large flowers elegantly ruffled. It truly lives 
up to its name. Very well branched, blooms earlv. HM AIS, 1956; 
AM, 1938. 



DREAM SPUN (Gibson, '62) ML. 38" Each $2.00 

A blend of pinkish amethyst on white ground, actually a plicata, 
of course, but with a less tlefinite pattern than is usually associated 
with the term. The central area and the style-arms glow with a waxy, 
coppery tint. Beard is light yellow. Both standards and falls are 
abundantly ample in width, the former erect but nearly closed, waved 
and ruffled, the latter semi-flaring and likewise heavily ruffled. Shown 
on page 35. HM AIS, 1963. 



DRESS SUIT (Spence, '68) M. 36" Each $4.00 

This newcomer in darks has standards of silky, deep bluish vicdet 
and rich, blue-black falls as lustrous as the coat of a seal. \Vell 
rounded in form, with many flowers per stem. Self colored beard. 
Shown on page 20. 



EDENITE (Plough, '59) EM. 35" Each $2.00 

"Sooty" black with a deep red undertone; a seedling of Sable Night. 
The uniform blackness of this flower immediately attracts all who 
see it in the garden. Domed standards and flaring falls. Blooms rather 
early. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 




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Goodness $3.50 



ELEANOR'S PRIDE (Watkins, '56) M. Each $1 .00 

Majestic and beautifully branched, this powder-blue Iris has quality 
in every detail. A self of soft even tone, the full white beard pro- 
viding added attractiveness. Falls are wide and flaring, the whole 
flower nicely ruffled. Blooms in midseason. 36-40 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1956; AM, 1958; Dykes Medal in 1961. 



ELEGANT FARMER (GauHer, '68) ML. 36" Each $4.00 

Appropriately nicknamed "The Moose" by its breeder . . . gigantic in 
size, a soft tan with a bluish blaze on the falls. The heavy orange 
beard ends with a thin, white dart. Sculptured in form, the standards 
upright and closed, the falls gracefully flaring and waved at the 
margins. If you like them big, but not coarse, try this one. Well 
branched. 



ELMOHR (Loomis, '42) M. 36" Each $1 .00 

Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this giant Iris has consistently 
led all others in point of sales popularity. And no wonder! The 
great rich red-violet blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture 
and remarkable substance. The stems are well branched and at least 
3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943. 



EL MONSOUR (Hall, '63) ML. 36" Each $2.00 

An immense greenish ivory Iris with amber lights and shadings. The 
thick petals are greenish amber on the under sides. The extra wide 
falls are crimped, ruffled and fringed at the edges. There is a smooth 
amber shoulder near the upper portion of the falls and- this combines 
with the orange-red beard to give the heart of the flower a very 
warm glow. Wonderful branching and long season of bloom. Shown 
on page 54. HM AIS, 1965. 




Golden Masterpiece $2.50 



EMISSARY (Tompkins, '69) E. ML. 40" Each $15.00 

The best we have seen in the red bearded blue class. Very large, per- 
fect in form with broad ruffled petals of heavy substance. The stand- 
ards are domed, falls semi-flaring with a showy tangerine beard. HC 
AIS,. 1968. 



ESTHER FAY (Fay, '61) tA. 35" Each $3.00 

A beautiful pink self, large in size, ruffled and broad petaled. This is 
new and a favorite of one of America's best known producers of 
quality originations. A bright, reddish-pink beard makes the center 
glow. HM AIS, 1962; AM, 1964. 



ENCHANTED VIOLET (Hamblen, '58) M. 36" Each $1.00 

This striking creation is unique for the combination of pink and 
orchid tints in the heart of the flower. It is a lovely shade of light 
violet, slightly ruffled, and the heavy beard is fiery tangerine-red. 
HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. Illustrated on page 35. 



ENDEARING (J. Nelson, '70) M. 36" Each $12.50 

Standards light Begonia pink, falls white with pale pink on the haft 
and around the edges; pink beard. The jaunty flowers are of medium 
size but the color pattern is unique and the tall stems provide a pro- 
fusion of well spaced bloom. The luscious pink Esther Fay is a parent. 



ETCHED APRICOT (Gibson, '67) M. 30" Each $4.00 

\Varm golden apricot color, the standards without markings and 
the falls creamy ivory in the center with fine etchings of apricot. None 
of the many other Gibson plicatas match this most attractive hue and 
the flower itself is absolute perfection in form. Extra large, 3-inch 
petal width and ideal ruffling and fluting are added features. Shown 
on page 29. 



EVER AND EVER fHope, '62) EM. 36" Each $2.00 

Light orchid-violet, a peculiar shade not matched by any other Iris. 
The large flowers are symmetrically perfect and lightly ruffled. Very 
lovely indeed! HM AIS, 1964; AM, 1966. .See page 32. 



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Radiant Apogee $5.00 
GROUP 16-2^ 

These Six New Plicatas on Pages 16-17 



Native Chief $2.50 



SEASHELL MUSIC 
NATIVE CHIEF 
JETFIRE 

$ 



12.50^ 

($19.50 Value) 



RADIANT APOGEE 
HEATHER HAWK 
ROCOCO 




FABULOUS (Kleinsorge, '58) ML. 36" Each $1 .50 

Here is a flower remindful of the splendor in a scene from a tale 
in the Arabian Nights! A blend of red. rose, violet and copper. Very 
large, quite late. 36-38 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 



FAIRLIGHT (L Nelson, 70) VL. 36" Each $17.50 

Our picture on page 27 is an excellent likeness of this frilly, frothy, 
glittering rich gold and creamy white beauty. The standards, style 
arms and beard are all a uniform deep gold, as is the underside of the 
falls. These are creamv white in the center and are rimmed with a 
band of rich yellow. The upright, closed standards and ruffled flaring 
falls complete this gorgeous creation. 



FAIRY FABLE (Ernst, '61) ML. 36" Each $2.00 

This one, resulting from Lynn Hall crossed with May Hall combines 
the best features of both parents. The shade of pink is about midway 
between these two. The falls possess great width, extra thick sub- 
stance and are ruffled and waved at the margins. The heavy beard 
is deep tangerine-red. Shown on page 15. HM AIS, 1962. 



Jet Fire $3.00 



FAIRY ROSE (Schreiner, '64) L. 38" Each $2.50 

A giant size new one from Amethyst Flame and Pretty Carol. Massive 
in all its parts, a rich rose self in color, it is an especially effective 
garden subject. 



'The package of Iris arrived safely and in very good 
condition. I am delighted with the rhizomes. Thank 
you for filling my order so nicely, and an extra thank 
you for the 'extra' rhizome, sent as a bonus. That was 
such a nice surprise, and much appreciated." 

W.G.M., California 



CULTURE OF BEARDED IRIS 



Irises prefer full sun but will grow and bloom well if given half 
a day of sunlight. The bearded iris will not tolerate wet feet and 
the gardener can avoid many problems by providing good drainage. 

Irises will grow in any good garden soil. If other plants make 
good growth in your garden, irises will flourish in it. But extra food 
is necessary for best growth and bloom. For the new planting a 
balanced chemical fertili2er can be dug into the soil at the rate of 
one ounce per square foot, if this is done three weeks before the 
plants are set in. Half this amount should be used if it is added just 
before planting time. Large quantities of well-rotted compost or 
well-rotted manure are good additions but should be placed eigl t 
inches deep or dug into the soil and they should not be piled around 
the rhizome. It is good to combine the chemical fertilizer with the 
rotted materials and to dig both in together. In general, fertilizers 
high in nitrogen should be avoided. 

Each spring, after growth begins, one handful of granulated 
super phosphate plus two handfuls of agricultural gypsum can be 
sprinkled in a circle around each clump. A half ounce of balanced 
fertilizer may be substituted for the super phosphate. It is good to 
make these applications just before a rain, or to hose the plants 
clean of any fertilizer which has fallen on the new growth. 

Like many perennial plants, irises may be moved at any time if 
' proper care is taken. However, there is a best time to move then.. 
This is during the dormant period which extends from soon after 
they bloom until the time when new growth develops. (It is for 
this reason that we ship in July, August and September.) If you 
move your irises within this period you will have the least trouble 
and the greatest success. 

Just one word of caution about injury is necessary. Since disease 
may enter through open wounds it is better to trim foHage away 
with shears rather than to tear it away, and to cut rhizomes apart 
rather than to break them apart. Cut surfaces and injuries which 
do occur should be exposed to the sunhght for several hours before 
replanting. A light dusting of sulphur on such wounds is still fur- 
ther insurance against future troubles. 

Although your bloom should be fairly good the year after trans- 
planting, your best bloom will occur in the second to fourth years, 
so do not divide your clumps too soon. But after three or four years 
the rhizomes will become crowded and should be dug, divided, 
and replanted. This is also the time to revitalize your soil by add- 
ing humus and fertilizer as was recommended for the new planting 



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Heather Hawk $4.00 



Rococo $2.00 



FASHION FLING (Hall, '65) ML. 36" Each $3.50 

A fresh and brilliant shade of pink with a suggestion of tints ranging 
from cerise to bright orchid. The standards are upright and domed, 
the falls very wide and flaring with ruffles on all petals. There is a 
special luminous quality about this Iris which makes it appear as if 
fashioned from glass or porcelain. Slight shading of yellow on the 
haft and the beard is deep orange. HM AIS, 1966. See page 38. 



FIFTH AVENUE (Hamblen, '62) M. 34" Each $2.00 

Amethyst violet, the standard slightly lighter than the falls, the haft 
heavily overlaid with amber yellow. Beard is bright orange yellow. 
Different in both pattern and form, with lacy standards and ruffled 
falls. HM AIS, 1963; AM, 1965. Shown on page 13. 



FIRE DRAKE (Wills, '66) M. 36" Each $3.50 

A rich rose red with heavy overtones of rose brown and antique 
copper. The large, flaring flowers are carried on tall well branched 
stalks. Extra showy. 



FLAMING DRAGON (Fay, '66) ML. 34" Each $3.50 

Very recently these bright, rich, lucious apricot-orange introductions 
have sprung into prominence and added much to the color range 
available in an Iris planting. This one is enlivened with a coral-red 
beard. Large, well spaced flowers. HM AIS, 1967. 



FLASHING GEM (Gibson, '63) M. 40" Each $2.50 

Very tall and very large bright yellow with a band of bright rose- 
purple surrounding each fall. The standards are yellow shading into 
the same rose-purple trim on the falls. Actually more brilliant than 
our picture on page 43 seems to portray— but this gives you a fair 
idea. Note the purple tips on the style arms. Widely branched and 
blooms over a very long season. HM AIS, 1966. 



FLUTED LIME (Noyd, '66) M. 32" Each $3.50 

Greenish tinted chartreuse, standards and falls the same shade but 
with a white crest at the end of the beard. There is a slightly darker 
greenish mid-rib. Truly a step in the direction of the "green" Iris. 
Flowers are large and form is excellent. HM AIS, 1967. See page 31. 



FOAMING SEAS (Stevens, '60) EM. Each $1 .00 

A frothy, ruffly light blue with deeper veins, suggestive of the churn- 
ing surf against a rocky shore. The beard is bluewhite. Massive flowers, 
widely spreading in form and freely produced on 3-foot stalks. HM 
AIS, 1960. 



FRONTIER MARSHALL (Schreiner, '65) EM. 36" Each $3.50 

The answer to a wish for a really big, outstanding red Iris. The color 
is a uniform shade of crimson lake, the wide petaled flowers devoid of 
veins and the stems stiff and well branched. HM AIS, 1966; AM, 1968. 
See page 30. 



FROST and FLAME (Hall, '57) EM. 38" Each $1 .00 

Mr. Hall worked for several years in an effort to bring out a faultless 
white with the tangerine beard so closely associated with the flamingo- 
pinks. And here we have it! The flowers are large, the stiff stems 
reach four feet, and the thick petals are as clean and white as a sheet. 
HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. See page 53. 



FUJI'S MANTLE (Schreiner, '66) ML. 35" Each $6.00 

With blue-white standards and flaring falls of white shading to pale 
blue toward the margins, this flower suggests the classic beauty of 
snow capped Mt. Fuji in Japan as it rises from the lower haze. HM 
AIS, 1967; AM, 1969. 



FULL DRESS (O. Brown, '60) M. 35" Each $1.50 

Heavily laced bright yellow with saffron yellow beard. The flowers 
have domed standards and graceful, semi-flaring falls. Tall, strong 
stalks with fine branching. HM AIS, 1960. See page 15. 



FLORADORA FLOUNCE (Gibson, '64) M. 34" Each $3.00 

The large, silky standards are extra broad and closed, beautifully 
ruffled, a solid, metallic light brown. Falls are extra wide, striated 
and dotted deep nutmeg on cream, deeper at the margins and the 
beard is orange. The entire flower is flounced and ruffled. HM AIS, 
1965. See page 48. 



GALA GOWN (Corey, '59) M. 36" Each $1.50 

Described as "melon color," a blend of apricot-tan and peach-pink. 
This is a self, even the beard harmonizing with this lucious but bril- 
liant tint. Large, rounded and slightly flaring; silky finish. HM AIS, 
1959. Shown on page 33. 



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GALA MADRID (L. Peferson, '68) ML. 30" Each $20.00 

^Vo^derfully rich in color is this piquantlv colored iris. Bewitching 
butterscotch-gold standards and falls of wine red trimmed with a 
fetching 1/2 inch border of brownish red. Small blue flash gleams 
below yellow beard. A vibrant, lively color pattern. HM, 1969; .\M, 
1971. See page 8. 



GAY TRACERY (Gibson, '65) M. 34" Each $5.00 

Esteem $7.50 .'^ smoky amethyst on white, the etching on the falls being quite 
evenly distributed and the standards flushed rather than dotted or 
etched with white. The huge bronze style arms are a stunning fea- 
ture of this slightly sombre but artistically lovely flower. It is wide 
of petal and heavily fluted and ruffled. Very large. See page 10 
HM AIS, 1966. 




GEORGIE ERNST (Hall, '62) Each $2.00 

Fluffy pale pinkish lilac, or might be described as an orchid shade 
with a faint hint of blue in its make-up. Standards and falls are 
identical in color, the hafts lighter in tone and a tangerine beard 
literally sets the center on fire. As bubbly and frothy as an evening 
gown beset with jewels in the form of the brilliant beardsl Height 
34 inches. 




Golden Lark $5.00 



GINGERSNAP (Schreiner, '65) ML. 37" Each $6.00 

A new and most worthy Iris in rich and brilliant shades of brown. 
It is massive in size, both standards and falls exhibiting extreme 
width. Spicy and snappy, with a heavy orange-brown beard. HM 
AIS, 1966; AM, 1968. See page 25. 



GLACIER GOLD (Wills, '63) ML. 36" Each $3.50 

This is one of the few varieties with clean white standards and rich, 
golden yellow falls. The large blooms are full petaled, rather rounded 
in form and of wax-like substance. 



GLAZED ORANGE (Schreiner, '69) E. 35" Each $12.00 

Orange crush in color with sunburst shadings. It is a luscious, bright 
color. Possesses vigorous growing habit and ideal flower form. Fine 
blooms well placed on branched stems. HM, 1970. 



GLISTENING SNOW (Schreiner, '63) M. 38" Each $2.50 

A very full-bodied flower with magnificent petal breadth and serene 
flaring form, nicely ruffled. As white as Celestial Snow and with the 
classic appearance of Cliffs of Dover. 



GOLDEN DELIGHT (E. Smifh, '60) EM. 36" Each $2.00 

Surely one of the most outstanding yellows we have seen— large, 
glittering deep golden yellow, lacy and ruffled in both standards 
and falls. Even the style arms are fringed. This is from pink breeding. 
Shown on page 33. 



GOLDEN FILIGREE (Gibson, '65) EM. 36" Each $2.00 

Light honey-tan standards which are larger than normal as compared 
to the size of the falls. Blossoms are heavily laced and crimped, even 
including the style arms. The broad falls are creamy white, edged 
with the bright golden tan of the standards and the undersides are 
also golden flushed with tan. Creates a glittering and sparkling clump 
of massive but delicately fringed and laced blossoms on excellent 
stems. HM AIS, 1966. See page 31. 



GOLDEN GARLAND (Hall, '57) ML. Each $1 .00 

A veritable giant on stalks fully four feet in height, blooming very 
late in the season. The flower has definite golden yellow standards 
and almost white falls bordered yellow. The lacework and crimped 
petals on both standards and falls are exceptional. HM AIS, 1957; 
AM, 1959. Illustrated on page 43. 



GOLDEN LARK (Gibson, '68) ML. 42" Each $5.00 

An orange-yellow self with ruffles and lace, produced on 42-inch 
heavy stems. The very large, golden yellow flowers create a dazzling 
array of sunshine from midseason to fairly late. Elegant form and 
charm along with perfect balance of the entire blossom. See page 18. 




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GOLDEN MANDARIN (Tompkins, '69) M. 36" Each $1 2.50 

A new and vividly colored orange which is still soft and smooth in 
tone. It is large with very broad petaled, fluted and laced flowers of 
heavy substance and icy finish. Very red beard. 



GOLDEN MASTERPIECE (E. Smith, '58) M. 36" Each $2.50 

A smooth, deep creamy yellow, shading somewhat lighter near the 
haft to an almost white blaze at the tip of the beard. Flowers are 
gigantic in size, with very wide falls and elegant ruffling. The name 
is "fitting. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1962. See page 14. 



GOLDEN PLUNDER (Fay, '66) EM. 36" Each $6.00 

Deep lemon-gold, vibrant and lively, with a rich deep yellow beard. 
Big flowers of globular form on well branched stalks. Standards are 
closed and the petals are broad and heavy in texture. An outstanding 
yellow! HM AIS, 1967. 



GOLDEN SUNSHINE (Schreiner, '52) M. Each $1 .00 

Not deep golden, not lemon, but a clean, clear bright yellow of an 
intermediate tone. This is a big flower with wide petals and lovely 
form— "soft as sunshine on a spring day!" 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954; 
AM, 1956. See page 52. 



GOLDEN YEARS (Hall, '61) tA. 34" 



Each $1.00 



A combination of lacy white fringed with gold. Given the name of 
"Golden Years" in fond recognition of the era into which Mr. Hall's 
long association with Iris is now fitted. Illustrated on page 51. HM 
AIS, 1962. 



GONDOLIER fj. Nelson, '71)hAl. 36" Each $17.50 

A very brilliant deep, glowing, red-purple self, a child of Doge of 
Venice and hence the name. Falls are exceptionally broad and clean 
and the beard is inconspicuous, adding to the one-color, rich effect. 
With plenty of branching and several large flowers to the stalk. Shown 
on our front cover. 



GOODNESS (Babson, '62) M. 37" Each $3.50 

Truly magnificent cool white with a faint flush of blue over the 
entire heart of the flower. A powder blue beard adds a distinctive 
note. Blossoms are broad, rounded, and fully proportioned. Height 
3 feet or over. HM AIS, 1963; AM, 1967. See page 14. 



GRACIE PFOST (E. Smifh, '61) EM. 40" Each $2.00 

A new blend in shades of henna-brown and copper-rose, simply 
colossal in size and up to 40 inches in height of stem. Colors are 
bright and the flowers are ideally formed, with the texture of satin. 
HM AIS, 1962; AM, 1965. See page 45. 



GRAND ALLIANCE (Plough, '65) M. 36" Each $6.00 

This richly colored deep spectrum-violet is similar in form and 
habit to the famous Allegiance, one of its parents. However, it is a 
lustrous purple rather than deep blue, and the beard is blue, tipped 
with brown. Ruffled and handsome. HM AIS, 1966; AM, 1969. 



GRAND COULEE (Plough, '58) Each $1 .50 

A very large and beautifully fringed and ruffled yellowish tan with 
rose blendings. The beard is contrasting bright yellow. Wide, domed 
standards, and falls of great width, the stalks well branched and about 
34 inches. HM AIS, 1959. See page 46. 



GRAND RAPIDS (Tompkins, '66) ML. 38" Each $5.00 

A giant blend in brilliantly glistening shades of carmel, orange and 
copper, with an undertone of amber-rose. Beard is deep orange with 
a highlight of lilac at the tip. Wonderful form, the broad petals 
rounded and of heavy substance. Well branched. Rather late. See 
page 12. 




GRAPE FESTIVAL (Gaulter, '69) Each $1 2.50 

An Iris of stupendous proportions— one of the largest we have ever 
seen— in a shade resembling Concord grape juice. There is some 
bronze shading on the haft which is lit up with an almost white 
beard. Just a hint of bronze adorns the lace-edged falls. Height over 
three feet. Mid-season. Shown on page 24. HM AIS, 1970. 



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Natchez Trace $8.50 



GREEN QUEST (R. Brown, '60) ML. 36" Each $2.00 

^Ve hear a great deal about "green Iris" these days but the term is 
largely an exaggeration. This is as near green as any, actually bright 
primrose yellow with a chartreuse green cast. Added to the unusual 
color is perfection of form, large size, perfect branching. It blooms 
rather late. HM AIS, 1962. See page 32. 



HEAVENLY DAYS (Wickersham, '63) M. 36" Each $2.00 

Too many blues? Not with the quality, form, size and crisp clear 
June sky hue of this onel Standards are wide and upright, practically 
closed at the top, wayed and of hea\y substance. The falls are extra 
broad and flaring, set off with a creamy white beard. Good branching 
and very long lasting. Shown on page 55. 



GYPSY JEWELS (Schreiner, '63) M. 35" Each $2.50 

Here is a ruby to garnet red of different tonal value from any red in 
this catalog. Crisply flaring, remarkable heavy substance, and a 
plushy sheen on the falls, with no haft markings. HM AIS, 1964; 
AM, 1966. 



HENNA STITCHES (Gibson, '61) EM. 36" Each $1.00 

A very bright combination of frosty white and gleaming henna- 
copper. The petals are gracefully flounced and ruffled. A feature which 
enlivens this plicata is the metallic gleam of the reddish margins and 
stylearms. HM AIS, 1962. 



GYPSY LULLABY (O. Brown, '61) tA. 36" Each $2.00 

Ruffled standards of butterscotch with a light violet flush; flaring 
very wide falls of medium red-violet shading to the color of the 
standards. This is distinctly different and has produced some novel 
seedlings. HM AIS 1962; AM, 1964. See page 33. 



HENRY SHAW (C. Benson, '59) M. 38" Each $2.00 

A giant white, perfectly proportioned, crimped and ruffled and with 
a greenish undertone on the falls. The huge buds have a greenish 
cast and the beard is white. Many flowers and good branching. HM 
AIS, 1969; AM, 1969. Best white Iris of 1965. See page 51. 



HAPPY WANDERER (Lapham, '57) M. Each $1.00 

A clear tapestry-red self with clean, smooth hafts and a dark orange 
beard. This is the largest red Iris we have seen. Both standards and 
falls are full, well rounded and the shade of red is vibrant and glow- 
ing. Illustration on page 50. Height 36 inches.. 



HIGH ABOVE (DeForesf, '61) tA. 36" Each $2.00 

One of the late Fred DeForest's masterpieces. Color is pale sky blue, 
smooth and even, the texture like satin. Very spreading falls, waved 
at the edges, seven to nine blooms to the 36-inch stalk. HM AIS, 1962; 
AM, 1964. See page 32. 



HAWAIIAN BREEZE (Hall, '61) ML. 36" Each $1.50 

A delicately colored flower that is neither pink nor mauve, but is 
from pink breeding and could be called a pink blend. It is so differ- 
ent from others of this series, so enchanting in its pastel shadings 
and so excitingly unique. Large, well formed and nicely branched. 
See page 34. HM AIS, 1963. 



HEARTBREAKER (Hall, '64) ML. 36" Each $2.50 

A large, flaring pink self, with deep pink beard and a worthy mem- 
ber of the finest trio of pink Iris we have ever introduced from Mr. 
Hall. Heartbreaker has extra fine branching and flowers from mid- 
season to late. Shown on page 38. HM AIS, 1965. 



HIGH ESTEEM (Tompkins, '66) ML. 36" Each $7.50 

This is a new, beautifully formed, deep Peachglow pink with a bright 
coral-rose beard. The 36 to 40-inch stems are ramrod stiff, perfectly 
branched and flowers from midseason to very late. Large flowers, 
elegantly ruffled. HM AIS, 1967. See page 18. 



HIGH LIFE (Schreiner, '64) L. 36" Each $3.00 

A spirited burgundy red plicata on the order of Karachi but both 
larger and taller than that fine variety. The giant, richly hued flowers 
resemble some rare tropical orchid, borne on stalks 3 feet or over 
in height. Late. HM AIS, 1965. Shown on back co\er. 



HEATHER HAWK (Gibson, '66) ML. 36" Each $4.00 

Almost pure white falls with a narrow band of pinkish copper and 
light plicata markings on the haft. The standards are pale copper 
shading into white, delicately ruffled and flounced. Style-arms and 
beard are a contrasting old gold tint. Large blooms, admirable place- 
ment, on 3-foot stems. See page 17. HM AIS, 1968. 



Vitofire $7.50 





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Dress Suit $4.00 



HIGH PRAISE (Schreiner, '66) ML. 35" Each $4.00 

Truly the freshest, most vivid shade of blue-\ iolet imaginable! Flowers 
are of fantastic breadth and the substance is stiff and glossy. Flaring 
form and fine branching. HM AIS, 1967. 



HIGH SIERRA (Gaulter, '67) ML. 38" 



Each $6.00 



W'c have seen a host of white Iris in our time and there are many 
truly magnificent ones listed in this catalog. This one, however, is 
so huge, so flawless and so immaculate that after flowering it the past 
two seasons we think it superior to any white we know. A complete 
self, medium late. 38-inch stems. HC AIS, 1966; HM AIS, 1968. See 
page 13. 



INCA CHIEF (Mitsch, '52) ML. 35" Each $1 .00 

Burnished golden bronze, evenly colored throughout. The ruffled 
flowers, with very broad hafts, are of immense size and are produced 
on heavy stalks. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. 



IN ORBIT (Gibson, '63) 30" Each $3.00 

A new pattern in plicatas, as regards both the combination of colors 
and the striking contrast between standards and falls. Standards are 
waved and fluted, solid tan with a flush of light violet; the ruffled 
falls striated and peppered deep plum on a white ground. Large 
flowers on stocky, 30-inch, well balanced stems. HM AIS, 1964. 



IRENE BROWN (R. Brown, '60) EM. 36" Each $2.00 

If you are looking for deep color in the pink class you will find it 
here! Clean and rich in tone, the coral red beard adding to its bright- 
ness. Large, fairly early. HM AIS, 1962. 



IRENE NEECE (Muhlestein, '67) ML. 32" Each $10.00 

Beautiful ruffled, wide Bishop's Violet self. The falls are round and 
full with a horizontal flare. Excellent substance and branching. HM, 
1968. 



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April Melody $5.00 





Mod Mode $12.50 







Wenatchee Valley $7.50 



Siva Siva $1 .50 



JEAN SIBELIUS (C. Benson, '59) ML. 38" Each $1 .50 

One of the handsomest of all the blues and about as near perfection 
as any Iris can be. Clear and crisp steel blue, noble in carriage and 
of giant size. 38-inch well branched stalks. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1962. 




Out Yonder $8.50 



IRISH LULLABY (Moldovan, '65) ML. 36" Each $1 0.00 

This new pink is extremely ruffled, lacy and broad petaled, the falls 
flaring out almost horizontally. Color is rich and even, the hafts 
clean and set with a tangerine beard. HM AIS, 1966. 



IRMA MELROSE (DeForest, '56) ML. Each $1 .00 

Extra large lemon-yellow with faint plicata markings near the beard 
and throat. Although of unusual size the ruffled flowers are graceful 
and long lasting in rain or sun. Stems are very tall but strong and 
well branched. 38-40 inches. HM AIS, 1956. Shown on page 52. 



ISLAND HOLIDAY (Gibson, '70) ML. 36" Each $12.50 

A new bright and rich plicata pattern in golden buff. Standards are 
solid metallic orange-gold; the falls are broad and semi-flaring, with 
an all-over delicate etching of cream and cinnamon. This is the first 
of this type to come from Jim Gibson. Large and extremely colorful. 



JET FIRE (Tompkins, '64) ML. 38" Each $3.00 

A stunning and shockingly brilliant red plicata; snowy white falls 
heavily bordered solid bright red; tall, pointed standards of solid 
red, but white on the inside. \Vhite style arms tipped red and a rich 
orange-bronze beard complete this truly unusual flower. HM .\IS, 
1965. See page 16. 



JUDY MARSONETTE (Hall, '62) M. 34" Each $1.50 

Here is the deepest pink Iris we have thus far introduced! In addition 
to its luscious and smoothy uniform color the large blossoms are of 
tailored perfection in form, the falls semi-flaring and of thick tex- 
ture. Beard is brilliant red-orange. Stems are stout, well branched. 
HM AIS, 1964. See page 39. Our picture is too pale. 



JUNE MEREDITH (Muhlesfein, '54) ML. 36" Each $1.50 

A complete self of rich, deep pink. Color is uniform in both standards 
and falls; vivid and alive. Large flowers on 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 
1954; AM, 1956. See page 34. 



KAHILI (Schreiner, '61) ML. 36" Each $1.00 

A big bright, contrasty variegata. Falls are deep, velvety maroon- 
brown; the standards are luminous pale gold deepening toward the 
edges. Stvle arms are stained with crimson and the beard is rich 
yellow. HM AIS, 1962. 



KARACHI (Schreiner, '58) ML 35" Each $1.50 

Newest, deep burgundy, wine-on-white plicata, darker and redder 
than Port Wine or Bazaar. In fact it is more red than anything else; 
the only white appears as a patch in the center of the falls. Large, 
perfectly formed. HM AIS, 1958. See page 55. 



KILT LILT (Gibson, '70) M. 38" Each $25.00 

If you like ruffles, frills, fringes and lace in an Iris you will have 
hit the jack-pot with this most striking and truly unusual novelty. 
The standards are a glowing blend of rich apricot and gold. Falls 
are a sort of maroon red on old gold, heavily textured, folded and 
pleated. Re\erse of the petals is greenish old gold, and this extends 
over to the outer surface, giving the flower a sort of bi-tone effect. 
Massive blooms on heavy, well-branched stems. HM, 1971. Shown on 
page 4. 



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Milestone $6.00 



Alaskan Crown $4.00 



LACED GOLD (Noyd, '65) ML. 30" Each $3.50 

Coming from a cross of Rainbow Gold and Bravado, one can well 
imagine what qualities to expect in this big, non-fading Indian yellow 
with a heavy, deep yellow beard. Strong stalks with many buds. Mid- 
season to late. 



LA NEGRA FLOR (Crosby, '57) M. Each $1 .00 

The name means "Black Flower" in Spanish. Here is a tall, ruffled, 
very dark Iris which won the Primo Firenze Gold Medal in inter- 
national competition in Florence, Italy in 1959. 38 inches. HM AIS, 
1958. 



LA ROSITA (Hall, '60) M. 36" Each $2.00 

A large, broad petaled, soft uniform rose self. Area below the beard 
is paler, almost white, in center. Haft markings are not conspicuous, 
but give a rosy tan flush near the center of the flower. Beard is pale 
tangerine— not red. HM AIS, 1961. See page 35. 



LATE DATE (Ernst, '67) VL. 36" Each $4.00 

Illustrated on page 24 . . . and comes honestly by the name, since 
it is at its peak of bloom after almost all others have practically 
finished. Standards and falls are both white in the central areas and 
shade gradually to a uniform, bright violet-blue at the outer edges. 
Beard is white but glows slightly orange within the flower. This is a 
bi-tone blend and not in any sense a plicata. 36 inches tall, with good 
placement. 



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LAURIE (Gaulter, '66) ML. 36" Each $6.00 

Heavily laced lilac-rose-pink with a tangerine beard. The falls have 
extra wide hafts and are of thick porcelain-like substance. General 
color effect is a sort of "ashes of roses" but much brighter than that 
term would indicate. HM AIS, 1967; AM, 1969. 



LAVANESQUE (Schreiner, '53) EM. Each $1 .00 

Color is an even shade of delicate orchid-pink, the very broad petals 
nicely ruffled, the beard and hafts rich gold. This is a very full-bodied 
flower in all its parts . . . possibly the very finest of all the orchid or 
lilac-purple. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1959. See page 35. 



LEDA KNIGHT (Hmkle, '65) M. 34" Each $4.00 

Here is something new in the "bass viol" category of colors . . . ranging 
from deepest red-violet to sooty black. The extra broad petals are 
sleek and silky, elegantly ruffled. Beard is deep blue-violet lightly 
tipped orange-brown. HM AIS, 1966. 



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Grape Festival $12.50 



LIGHT AND LOVELY (Rees, '66) EM. 36" Each $7.50 

A cream and lime yellow combination with glowing yellow central 
area and light yellow border on the falls. There is a bit of ruffling at 
Lusty Song $3.00 the margins and the heavy beard is creamy yellow. HM AIS, 1969. 



LIGHTUP (Plough, '63) ML. 36" Each $2.50 

Standards are Indian yellow with pink infusion in center. Falls are 
a novel blend of pink and lemon, lighter in the center and shaded 
to buttercup yellow at the margins. The beard is deep Saturn red, 
heavy and wicle. ^Vell branched. HM AIS, 1964. 



LILAC CHAMPAGNE (Hamblen, '65) EM. 38" Each $4.00 

This is a new color pattern in bi-colors. Standards are light yellow, 
as are the style-arms, and the wide falls are solid violet-blue with 
a bit of soft yellow on the haft. The beard is yellow. Stems are 38 
inches in height and well branched. HM AIS, 1966; AM, 1968. See 
page 25. 



LILAC FESTIVAL (Plough, '59) EM. 33" Each $2.00 

A classic, lightly ruffled, wide petaled, light orchid self including the 
beard which is almost white. The entire flower has a silvery appear- 
ance. Truly a masterpiece in delicacy of tone, form and size. hSi AIS, 
1959; AM, 1963. Picture on page 48.' 



LILAC MIST (Luihn, '69) EM. 36" Each $1 0.00 

\ classically formed iris with a dream like soft lilac la\ender color. 
\ self with white beard tipped cream. Beautifully formed, broad 
petaled, lightlv fluted blooms are displayed on strong, well branched 
stalks. HM, 1970. See page 4. 



LITTLE DOLLY fHa//, '6Ij M. 20" Each $2.00 

.\w intensely colored, medium size, brilliant true pink. Slender of 
stem, reaching a height of about 20 inches, it is loaded with flowers 
and lasts and lasts. This has found enthusiastic acceptance in Median 
Iris circles. HM AIS, 1962. See page 38. 



LORNA LEE (G\h%on, '66) EM. 40" Each $4.00 

A true pink, produced on heavy stalks reaching up to four feet, well 
branched and with so many flowers per stem that it blooms for almost 
three weeks. Blossoms are very large, the falls wide and horizontally 
held, w^ith tangerine beard. Grand champion and winner of the 
Premio Firenze Medal in Italy in 1965. Shown on page 24. HM .MS, 
1967. 



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LORNA LYNN (Plough, '61) ML. 35" Each $1.00 

This is a lucious blend of salmon, pink and apricot. The huge flowers 
are flaring and (here is a yellow flush below the bright Saturn-red 
beard. \'ery long blooming season. HM AIS, 1963. 



LOVELY LETTY (Hall, '60) EM. Each $1 .00 

Bright violet-blue with \ery brilliant tangerine beard, 30-32 inches 
tall, with many flowers. \'ery flaring falls, standing almost horizontal 
—a fine feature for an Iris of mediiun height. Self colored except for 
the fiery beard. HM AIS, 1961. See page 53. 



LUNAR FIRE (Hall, '63) M. 36" Each $2.50 

Featured in color on the back co\er ... a big, spreading, lace-edged 
flower of golden amber hues, the sharply contrasting beard a blazing 
tangerine red. In addition to form and size it has petals of e.xtra heavy 
thickness and very stout well branched stems. HM AIS, 1964. 



LUSTY SONG (Gibson, '66) ML. 36" Each $3.00 

A unique shade of Burgundy on white, the falls very scjuarely held, 
thick in substance, with just a narrow band of bright Burgundy. Tlie 
conical standards are almost solidly colored Burgundy, matching the 
band on the falls. .As distinct from other red or wine patterned plicatas 
as Siva-Si\a is singular in its field. Large, 36 inches, ideally branched. 
Shown on page 24. 



LYNN HALL (Hall, '57) M. 36" Each $1.50 

Invariably draws a crowd of admirers. A very deep and uniform shade 
of luscious pink. It flowers freely, is beautifully branched and grows 
and increases vigorously. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. See page 35. 



MAD MAID (Gibson, '66) M. 34" Each $2.50 

One of the tasks encountered in trying to describe these no\ el plicatas 
is that of finding adecjuate words. So when we say that Mad Maid 
has reddish-tan standards, and white ground falls bordered copper 
which shades into reddish-brown markings, let us assure vou that it 
really is different, and good! HM AIS, 1967. 



MARGARITA (Schreiner, '68) ML. 37" Each $10.00 

This is a rather startling and unique new Iris with crystal white 
standards and contrasting falls of sumptuous, velvety blue-purple. 
Entirely different from such things as the old Wabash or Gaylord 
type, a huge flower with wide petals and graceful ruffling. The beard 
is practically white. HM AIS, 1969. 



MARIE PHILLIPS (Tell, '63) ML. 36" Each $1 .50 

A complete self of light \Visteria violet, an enchanting shade hard to 
describe. Beard is the same color. The nearest thing to this is Lilac 
Festival, which is somewhat lighter. Domed standards and flaring 
falls, lightly ruffled. HM AIS, 1964, AM, 1966. See page 32. 



MARRIOTT (Marriotf, '59) M. 30" Each $1 .00 

A novel shade of pale blue, sort of dove colored, with a striking blue 
beard. Sleek finish anil flaring form add to the attractiveness of this 
unique Iris. HM AIS, 1961. 



MARTEL (Tell, '62) ML. 36" Each $1 .50 

A deep and rich sultry blend of red, maroon and violet with a yellow 
beard. Width of petals, smoothness, substance and ruffling add to its 
high quality. One of Tell's best and it flowers rather late. HM AIS, 
1963; AM, 1965. See page 47. 



MATINATA (Schreiner, '68) ML. 39" Each $8.00 

Absolute perfection in a dark, violet-black Iris. This is a complete 
self, including the beard. Classic in form, the standards upright and 
closed, the falls very broad and velvety and devoid of haft markings, 
a robust flower. 7 to 9 buds to the stem. HM AIS, 1969; AM, 1971. 



MAUVE MINK (Hall, '61) M. 36" Each $1.50 

This is pretty much a self— a bewitching shade of rosy lilac and a 
hint of blue— paling to an almost white area about the haft, in sharp 
contrast to the red-orange beard. Note the opulence of the ruffled 
standards and the breadth of the spreading falls. Flowers are large 
in size, produced on stout 3-foot, well branched stalks. Shown on 
page 34. HM AIS, 1962. 



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MAY MELODY (Hamblen, '65) EM. 36'^ Each $3.00 

Standards are vellow, flushed pink: falls clean white, bordered 

deeper yellow. The beard is heavy and of a fierv red-orange. Falls 
are ruffled and flaring. HM AIS, 1966; AM, 1969. 



MILESTONE (Plough, '65) EML. 36" Each $6.00 

A combination of butterscotch yellow standards and dahlia purple 
falls, the hafts o\ erlaid brown. A blue blaze in the center of the falls 
extends up to and under the beard. HM AIS, 1966; AM, 1968. Picture 
on page 23. 



MEGGIE (Gaulter, '70) M. 36" Each $15.00 

A uniform shade of bright rose in both standards and falls. E\en the 
style arms are of this same rose tint. The hafts carry a contrasting 
wash of rose-purple and this in turn is lit with a very thick, fiery 
deep orange-red beard. The falls are especially wide and flaring, the 
standards upright and closed. Extra large flowers on perfectly branched 
stems. HM, 1971. See page 26. 



MILLIONAIRE (Brizendine, '58) ML. Each $1.00 

Glamorous light golden brown self, the standards a shade lighter than 
the falls. There is a metallic shine to the ruffled petals and this gives 
it much more life than the usual brown or tan varieties. 36 inches. 
HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. See page 54. 



MEMPHIS LASS (Schoriman, '57) M. Each $1.00 

A very ruffled white plicata, with rose to Burgundy markings on the 
clean white falls and standards of almost solid Burgundy-rose. Big 
fully formed flowers on 38-inch stems. One of the "5 Iris of the Year" 
for 1967. See page 53. 



MISS INDIANA('Coo)c/6IjM. 36" Each $3.00 

An enchanting amoena with conical white standards, lightly tinted 
blue, and contrasting rich, violet-blue falls. AVide, ruffled, flaring form, 
low branched. Lovely. HM, 1962; AM, 1964. Pictured on the back 
cover. 



MEREDITH HUES (Powell, '69) ML. 34" Each $1 2.50 

Wide, nicely ruffled bitone with standards of oyster white and falls of 
blended carmine and maroon, edged in pinkish white. Quite different. 



MERRY MADCAP (Gibson, '69) M. Each $1 0.00 

Bright mahogany-red-brown, very uniform in color, with the center 
of the falls a warm, creamy hue. Petals are decidely ruffled, very wide 
and full, the edges of the falls seemingly folded as if designed of 
drapery fabric. Very large flowers on 34- to 36-inch stems. Nicely 
branched. See page 28, 



MILADY (Moldovan, '66) ML. 34" Each $3.50 

A deep pink self with an underlying bluish cast. The beard is tan- 
gerine-red. Standards are domed and the broad falls are semi-flaring. 
Clean and fresh looking with large blooins. HM AIS, 1967. 



Nightside $7.50 





MISSION SUNSET (Bro. Charles, '63) M. 36" Each $2.50 

This is derived from Celestial Glory and is in the same brilliant 
orange color range. Described by some as "golden apricot." Mission 
Sunset carries a hint of pink and a touch of chartreuse on the falls. 
Beard is deep red and petals are lightly ruffled. HM AIS, 1964; AM, 
1966. See page 11. 



MOD MODE (Gibson, '70) M. 38" Each $12.50 

A whole series of stitched, dotted and etched seedlings has come along 
from crosses using April Melody as one parent. It is a very delicate 
light shade of pink, almost white, with a fine pattern of deeper 
pinkish etching. Ideal form, opulent bloom and tall, well branched 
stalks contribute to its alluring charm. See page 21. 




"Just a quick note to let you know that my Iris order arrived in 
good order and is in the ground. I want to thank you very much 
for the 'extra plant. It is very much appreciated." 

2^ M.E.S. California 



MORNING BREEZE {?ay, '63) EM. 34" Each $3.50 

Related to Rippling Waters, lighter in tone but in the same elusive, 
pale blue-orchid and cream combination of merged tints. Ruffled 
flowers with brilliant beards. HM AIS, 1964. 



MUSIC MAKER (Wafers, '63) EM. 34" Each $3.00 

The much heralded supreme blue which some critics have judged 
as the very best, particularly in form and color, of any blue Iris thus 
far. A sky blue self, wide petaled, gracefully ruffled, on stout 34-inch 
stems. HM AIS, 1964; AM, 1966. 



MY HONEYCOMB (Gibson, '59) M. Each $1 .00 

A molasses and honey blended plica ta of great sire, and excellent 
branching, embracing the quality of Taholah, one of its parents, in 
a taller and flashing combination of colors. A giant Firecracker, 
deeper, richer and with twice the stem of this fine old favorite. Height 
36-38 inches. HM AIS, 1960. 






Fairlight $17.50 




NATCHEZ TRACE (Wills, '69) M. Each $8.50 

This rich, velvety red-brown comes from Jesse Wills, of Nashville, 
Tennessee, a past President of The American Iris Society. He has 
been breeding a red line of Iris for many years and has several excel- 
lent previous introductions in tones of red and rose. This one has 
rose-red standards, conical in form and closed at the top; falls of rich 
crimson-brown velvet with smooth, unmarked hafts adorned with 
a heavy bronze-orange beard. Flowers are very large, the stalks well 
branched and it blooms midseason to late. 34 to 36 inches. See page 19. 



NATIVE CHIEF (Gibson, '66) ML. 34" Each $2.50 

Yellowish tan or "buckskin" colored standards, very ruffled and full, 
and white falls bordered with the same soft tan of the standards over 
ivory white. This is one of Gibson's very largest new things and is 
undoubtedly one of his best in every way. Well spaced. Shown on 
page 16. 



Wandering Rainbow $7.50 



'The Iris I received from you came 
through in fine shape, and they are such 
nice looking rhizomes I can hardly wait 
until time for them to bloom next spring." 

J.C.A., Texas 



NIGHTSIDE (Scbreiner, '67) M. 38" Each $7.50 

Another of those very rich, sultry, silk-sheened blue-black gems from 
this well known source of outstanding and very popular black Iris. 
Not actually black, of course, but nearly so, including the beard. 
Perfect on all accounts. HM AIS, 1968. See page 26. 



NIGHT SONG (luihn, '65) ML. 38" Each $3.50 

A new sultry black from Dark Fury and Black Taffeta. Heavily ruffled 
and velvety, the beard matching the deluxe richness of the standards 
and falls. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1966. 



NORMANDIE (Gaulter, '68) ML. 38" Each $5.00 

Light lavender-lilac, shading to near white in the center of the falls. 
The contrasting yellow to tangerine beard enlivens the soft, pastel 
tone of the big, broad petaled blossoms, the falls of which almost 
touch each other. Here is beauty, polish and grace in an Iris, the 
color of which may not seem so exciting in print . . . but it is really 
super! Shown on page 23. 



NEWPORT (Schreiner, '63) EM. 38" Each $2.00 

The bluest of blue plicatas, the snowy background edged a delightful 
cerulean blue. It is brighter than Rococo and the colors are in sharper 
contrast. Tall, large and well branched. Early. HM AIS, 1966. 



OLYMPIC TORCH (Schreiner, '58) L. 40" Each $2.00 

This grand coppery yellow-bronze is our choice of all the Schreiner 
introductions. It has great size, moderate ruffling, lovely even coloring, 
and perfect height and branching. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. Illus- 
trated on page 36. 



27 




Merry Madcap $10.00 



African Queen $12.50 




GOLD CUP 



lOO^ in Extras! 

It works like this: from the following list of 180 varieties 
you select a minimum of $25 worth — one of a kind — 
and choose an equal amount in value, FREE! 
For example . . . 

$25 will get you $50 worth 
$50 will pay for $100 worth 
$40 will buy $80 worth 

This offer is limited to these 180 kinds only. Minimum 
selection $50 worth . . . payment $25 or more. 



African Queen 


$12.50 


Elegant Farmer 


4.00 


After Dark 


2.00 


Emissary 


15.00 


Alaskan Crown 


4.00 


Endearing 


12.50 


Angel Bright 


7.50 


Esther Fay 


3.00 


April Melody 


5.00 


Etched Apricot 


4.00 


Arctic Flame 


2.50 


Ever & Ever 


2.00 


Arctic Fury 


4.00 


Fairlight 


17.50 


Baccarat 


5.00 


Fairy Fable 


2.00 


Blue Formal 


7.50 


Fairy Rose 


2.50 


Blue Mountains 


2.50 


Fashion Fling 


3.50 


Blushing Beauty 


3.00 


Fire Drake 


3.50 


Brave Viking 


2.00 


Flaming Dragon 


3.50 


Breathless 


2.50 


Flashing Gem 


2.50 


Bright Herald 


5.00 


Floradora Flounce 


3.00 


Caliente 


7.50 


Fluted Lime 


3.50 


Camelot Rose 


7.50 


Frontier Marshall 


3.50 


Cape Town 


5.00 


Fuji's Mantle 


6.00 


Carolina Dusk 


10.00 


Gay Tracery 


5.00 


Cashmere 


2.50 


Gingersnap 


6.00 


Cataldo 


10.00 


Glacier Gold 


3.50 


Celestial Glory 


2.00 


Glistening Snow 


2.50 


Celestial Sunlight 


2.00 


Golden Delight 


2.00 


Chinese Coral 


3.50 


Golden Filigree 


2.00 


Christmas Time 


6.00 


Golden Lark 


5.00 


Citrine Charm 


10.00 


Golden Mandarin 


12.50 


Claudia Rene 


2.00 


Golden Masterpiece 


2.50 


Cloud Capers 


3.50 


Golden Plunder 


6.00 


College Queen 


2.50 


Goodness 


3.50 


Congo Queen 


6.00 


Gracie Pfost 


2.00 


Constancy 


3.50 


Grand Alliance 


6.00 


Crinkled Beauty 


4.00 


Grand Rapids 


5.00 


Cross Country 


2.00 


Grape Festival 


12.50 


Cup Race 


5.00 


Green Quest 


2.00 


Dancing Rill 


2.50 


Gypsy Jewels 


2.50 


Debby Rairdon 


5.00 


Gypsy Lullaby 


2.00 


Diplomat 


5.00 


Heartbreaker 


2.50 


Doge of Venice 


2.50 


Heather Hawk 


4.00 


Dress Suit 


4.00 


Henry Shaw 


2.00 


Edenite 


2.00 


High Above 


2.00 



28 




High Esteem 


7.50 


Pop O'Sha 


12.00 


High Life 


3.00 


Primrose Path 


2.00 


Hinn Prni^p 


4.00 


Prince Indigo 


2.50 


Minn SiPrrn 


6.00 


Rnninnt Annnpp 


5.00 


Ir^np RrDwn 

1 1 C7 1 1 C7 \J W 1 1 


2.00 


Rainbow Gold 


2.00 


1 r*!c n III! In K\/ 


10.00 


Rpnl Dpiinht 


7 00 


Iclnnn Hnllrinv 


12.50 


Rinrion RoiinrI 


2.00 


Jot FirG 


3.00 


PI rif^l i n n \A/ntprc 


T on 


k'ilt 1 ilt 


25.00 


PorLot Pi let 
ixUCKtJT l\UST 






3.50 


Rnrom 


2.00 


1 nf^ r^nt*a 


4.00 


IXIIIUUUIM 


19 'ifl 


Lo uri6 


6.00 


Pi^coc in ^n/^vA/ 




1 pfin Kninnt 


4.00 


Poiinri r^nnr*p 

l\UUIIU L./dllV.C 


12 50 


1 ioht and Lovelv 


7.50 


Rnvn Tnnp^trv 

IN^-ZY^-ll ll.ll.'^OII y 


4.00 


1 In Kt 1 in 


2.50 


P/^\ynl T(^ii*"n 


7 SO 


1 i nr f^nnmnaanf* 


4.00 


San Lpandro 


8 50 


1 iln/" F^ctiv/nl 

Liiuc resTivui 


2.00 


So ucy Sue 


1 9 <?n 


LITTI6 UOWy 


9 on 


Scarlet Ribbon 


o.OU 


1 orna L 


4.00 


^pn cnP 1 1 AA I icir* 


3.00 


1 1 mn ■* tico 


2.50 


Shining Moment 


I z.ou 


1 iict\y ^nnn 


3.00 


Sierra Dawn 




Marl Mdid 


2.50 


Si 1 on /"P 


10 00 


AAn tJ nn tn 


8.00 


OKy wuTcn 


1 9 fin 


May Mslody 


3.00 


^mnrt Rnrnnrn 


10.00 




15.00 


Southern Comfort 


T fin 


Msrry Modcop 


10.00 


Snn n icn f^Irt 


5 00 


AAprpdith Hue<; 

f T 1^ 1 ^ llll IIV^J 


12.50 


S^^nr^Mnn Inn m t^m^na 

sJlJ\J ll\.IIMU V_MUIII 3 ' 


9 sn 


AAnnri\/ 


3.50 


opiasn V-/ rinK 


9 nn 


Mil6stonG 


6.00 


Stp r^ninn Ci i if 


3 50 


AAiccinn Si iriQAt 


2.50 


OTc^riiny Oliver 


9 nn 


Mod Mode 


12.50 


Sunlit 


7.00 


f TIU^I^ /Tivl 


3.00 


ouTiiiy opiciiQor 


T "jn 


Notchcz Trace 


8.50 


S\A/n n i i i 


6 50 


KJntlvp t~nipT 

1 1 1 V C ^ 1 1 1 ^ i 


2.50 


T/*ihiti ^imnco 
IvJillll OUIIIIbC 




Newport 


2.00 


Tawnv Mink 


5.00 


N i<!]nt<;idp 

1 ^ 1 VJ ■ 1 Ul u c 


7.50 


Tincpl Town 
1 11 1 1 u w 1 1 


12 50 


Night Song 


3.50 


Top Billing 


12.50 


Normandie 


5.00 


Triton 


2.50 


Olympic Torch 


2.00 


Ultralure 


7.00 


One Desire 


3.00 


Ultra poise 


3.50 


Orange Chariot 


3.50 


Vita fire 


7.50 


Orange Parade 


3.50 


Wandering Rainbow 


7.50 


Orinda 


8.00 


War Lord 


15.00 


Out Yonder 


8.50 


Wenatchee Valley 


7.50 


Pacifica 


7.50 


White Taffeta 


7.50 


Pacific Panorama 


2.00 


Wild Apache 


3.00 


Palisades 


4.00 


Wine & Roses 


2.50 


Parisian Blue 


3.50 


Winter Olympics 


2.50 


Picardy 


12.50 


Yellow Gold 


3.50 


Pink Divinity 


5.00 


Yes Sir 


2.50 


Pink Pussycat 


15.00 







29 




Etched Apricot $4.00 



Cataldo $10.00 






Stepping Out $3.50 



Orange Parade $3.50 



GROUP 30-2 

All Four on Page 30 

STEPPING OUT SWAHILI 

ORANGE PARADE FRONTIER MARSHALL 

$10.00 

($17.00 Value) 



Swahili $6.50 




GROUP 31-2 

All Eight on Pages 30-31 

STEPPING OUT PRINCE INDIGO 

ORANGE PARADE FLUTED LIME 

SWAHILI GOLDEN FILIGREE 

FRONTIER MARSHALL CHINESE CORAL 

*19.00 

($28.50 Value) 



Frontier Marshall $3.50 




FOUR NEW DYKES 
MEDAL WINNERS 

$15.00 



DEBBY RAIRDON 
SKYWATCH 



STEPPING OUT 
WINTER OLYMPICS 






Prince Indigo $2.50 



Fluted Lime $3.50 



Thank you very much for the Iris. They were in good shape and 
have been planted. I am now 80 yrs. old and have been buying Iris 
from you many years. Thank you again." 

E.F.D.. Kansas 



Golden Filigree $2.00 



Chinese Coral $3.50 





^ j£$l^ ' GROUP 33-2 

All Five on Page 33 

GOLDEN DELIGHT WINE & ROSES 

GALA GOWN RIBBON ROUND 

GYPSY LULLABY 





($10.00 Value) 



ISj^ROUP 33 

All Ten on Pages 32-33 $ 



. GREEN QUEST 

t ARIE PHILLIPS 
OUTHERN COMFORT 
IGH A'bOVE 




GALA GOWN 
WINE & ROSES 
RIBBON ROUND 
GYPSY LULLABY 








COLLECTIONS 



I GROUP "B" SIX for 



$8.00 



FAIRY FABLE, big pink 
HEARTBREAKER, true pink 
LUNAR FIRE, golden amber 
REAL DELIGHT, peachy pink 
SPLASH O' PINK, pink, coppery haft 
TAHITI SUNRISE, fringed pink 



Dream Spun $2.00 



GROUP 35-2 

All Ten on 
Pages 34-35 

JUNE MEREDITH 
DESERT THISTLE 
CASHMERE 
MAUVE MINK 
HAWAIIAN BREEZE 
LYNN HALL 
DREAM SPUN 
ENCHANTED VIOLET 
LA ROSITA 
LAVANESQUE 







Olympic Torch 


2.00 




African Queen 


$12.50 


Blue Formal 


7.50 


After Dark 


2.00 


Blue Mountains 


2.50 


Alaskan Crown 


4.00 


Blushing Beauty 


3.00 


Amethyst Flame 


1.50 


Brasilia 


1.50 


Amigo's Guitar 


5.00 


Brass Accents 


1.50 


Angel Bright 


7.50 


Brave Viking 


2.00 


Apple Valley 


1.50 


Breathless 


2.50 


April Melody 


5.00 


Bright Cloud 


1.50 


Arctic Flame 


2.50 


Bright Herald 


5.00 


Arctic Fury 


4.00 


Brilliant Star 


2.00 


August Moon 


2.50 


Butterscotch Kiss 


1.50 


Babbling Brook 


6.00 


Caliente 


7.50 


Baccarat 


5.00 


Camelot Rose 


7.50 


Black Swan 


1.50 


Condleflame 


2.00 




YES, YOU ACTUALLY SELECT 50% MORE THAN 
YOU PAY FOR and you can choose as many kinds as 
you wish ... as long as the order totals $5 or more, and 
varieties are chosen from those which appear in the 
lists on pages 36 and 37. 

FOR EXAMPLE, you may choose $7.50 worth and pay 
just $5; or pick $12 worth and pay $8. For $10 you 
could select $15 in value . . . and so on. In other words, 
you make up your list from these pages and then 
deduct one-third the total price . . . minimum order 
$5, and not less than three different varieties. Do not 
include Irises not listed in these groups. Pay only % 
of total. 



Candle Magic 


1.50 


El Monsour 


2.00 


Cape Town 


5.00 


Emissary 


15.00 


Capt. Gallant 


1.50 


Endearing 


12.50 


Carolina Ruby 


1.50 


Esther Fay 


3.00 


Cashmere 


2.50 


Etched Apricot 


4.00 


Cataldo 


10.00 


Ever & Ever 


2.00 


Cayenne Capers 


1.50 


Fabulous 


1.50 


Celestial Glory 


2.00 


Fairlight 


17.50 


Celestial Snow 


1.50 


Fairy Fable 


2.00 


Celestial Sunlight 


2.00 


Fairy Rose 


2.50 


Chinese Coral 


3.50 


Fashion Fling 


3.50 


Chinquapin 


1.50 


Fifth Avenue 


2.00 


Christie Anne 


1.50 


Flaming Dragon 


3.50 


Christmas Angel 


1.50 


Flashing Gem 


2.50 


Christmas Time 


6.00 


Floradora Flounce 


3.00 


Citrine Charm 


10.00 


Fluted Lime 


3.50 


Claudia Rene 


2.00 


Frontier Marshall 


3.50 


Cloud Capers 


3.50 


Fuji's Mantle 


6.00 


College Queen 


2.50 


Full Dress 


1.50 


Congo Queen 


6.00 


Gala Gown 


1.50 


Constancy 


3.50 


Gala Madrid 


20.00 


Crinkled Beauty 


4.00 


Gay Tracery 


5.00 


Crinkled Ivory 


1.50 


Georgie Ernst 


2.00 


Cross Country 


2.00 


Gingersnap 


6.00 


Cup Race 


5.00 


Glacier Gold 


3.50 


Curls of Gold 


1.50 


Glazed Orange 


12.00 


Dancing Rill 


2.50 


Glistening Snow 


2.50 


Dave's Orchid 


1.50 


Golden Delight 


2.00 


Dawn Crest 


2.00 


Golden Filigree 


2.00 


Debby Rairdon 


5.00 


Golden Lark 


5.00 


Denver Dawn 


3.00 


Golden Mandarin 


12.50 


Denver Mint 


1.50 


Golden Masterpiece 


2.50 


Desert Thistle 


1.50 


Golden Plunder 


6.00 


Diplomat 


5.00 


Goodness 


3.50 


Doge of Venice 


2.50 


Gracie Pfost 


2.00 


Dream Spun 


2.00 


Grand Alliance 


6.00 


Dress Suit 


4.00 


Grand Coulee 


1.50 


Edenite 


2.00 


Grand Rapids 


5.00 


Elegant Farmer 


4.00 


Grope Festival 


12.50 



36 



1 Cwl 1 wC^d 1 


2.00 


Native Chief 


2.50 




2.50 


Newport 


2.00 


r^vn^v 1 II onv 


2.00 


Nightside 


7.50 


Hn \A/n i In n R ff^^vf^ 


1.50 


Night Song 


3.50 


HpfirtnrpriKPr 

1 1 CvJ 1 1 1 WW rv W 1 


2.50 


Normandie 


5.00 


Hpnthf>r Hawk 

1 1 W V-4 1 1 1 1 1 w TV ix 


4.00 


Olympic Torch 


2.00 


Heavenly Days 


2.00 


One Desire 


3.00 


Hpnrv Shaw 


2.00 


Orange Chariot 


3.50 


High Above 


2.00 


Orange Jade 


1.50 


High Esteem 


7.50 


Orange Parade 


3.50 


High Life 


3.00 


Orinda 


8.00 


Hifih Prai^p 

1 1 |U 1 1 1 1 \A %^\^ 


4.00 


Out Yonder 


8.50 


Hiah Siprra 


6.00 


Pacifica 


7.50 


In Orbit 


3.00 


Pacific Panorama 


2.00 


Irene Brown 


2.00 


Palisades 


4.00 


Irene Neece 


10.00 


Parisian Blue 


3.50 


Island Holiday 


12.50 


Picardy 


12.50 


Ipfin Sinpliu<; 


1.50 


Pink Divinity 


5.00 


Jet Fire 


3.00 


Pink Pussycat 


15.00 


Judy Marsonette 


1.50 


Pop O'Sha 


12.00 


June Meredith 


1.50 


Pretty Carol 


1.50 


Karachi 


1.50 


Primrose Path 


2.00 


Kilt Lilt 


25.00 


Prince Indigo 


2.50 


Laced Gold 


3.50 


Radiant Apogee 


5.00 


La Rosita 


2.00 


Rainbow Gold 


2.00 


Late Date 


4.00 


Real Delight 


2.00 


Laurie 


6.00 


Reta Fry 


7.50 


Leda Knight 


4.00 


Ribbon Round 


2.00 


Lightup 


2.50 


Ripplinq Rose 


12.50 


Lilac Champagne 


4.00 


Rippling Waters 


3.00 


Lilac Festival 


2.00 


Rocket Rust 


2.00 


Lilac Mist 


10.00 


Rococo 


2.00 


Little Dolly 


2.00 


Rose Kingdom 


12.50 


Lorna Lee 


4.00 


Roses in Snow 


5.00 


Lunar Fire 


2.50 


Round Dance 


12.50 


Lusty Sonq 


3.00 


Royal Tapestry 


4.00 


Lynn Hall 


1.50 


Royal Touch 


7.50 


Mod Maid 


2.50 


Royal Violet 


1.50 


Marie Phillips 


1.50 


San Leandro 


8.50 


Martpl 

f T 1 1 ^ 1 


1.50 


Saucy Sue 


12.50 


Matinata 


8.00 


Scarlet Ribbon 


3.50 


Mauve Mink 


1.50 


Seashell Music 


3.00 


Mnv Mplonv 


3.00 


Shining Moment 


12.50 


Meggie 


15.00 


Sierra Dawn 


12.50 


Meredith Hues 


12.50 


Silence 


10.00 


Merry Madcap 


10.00 


Siva-Siva 


1.50 


Milady 


3.50 


Smart Barbara 


10.00 


Milestone 


6.00 


Son of Satan 


2.00 


Miss Indiana 


3.00 


Southern Comfort 


3.00 


Mission Sunset 


2.50 


Spanish Gift 


5.00 


Mod Mode 


12.50 


Sparkling Champagne 


2.50 


Morning Breeze 


3.50 


Splash O' Pink 


2.00 


Music Maker 


3.00 


Starburst 


7.50 


Natchez Trace 


8.50 


Stepping Out 


3.50 




Amethyst Flame $1.50 



Sterling Silver 


2.00 


Ultralure 


7.00 


Sun Chariot 


1.50 


Ultropoise 


3.50 


Sunlit 


7.00 


Velvet Robe 


2.00 


Sunny Splendor 


3.50 


Vita Fire 


7.50 


Swahili 


6.50 


VV'andering Rainbow 


7.50 


Tahiti Sunrise 


2.00 


Wenatchee Valley 


7.50 


Tawny Mink 


5.00 


White TafFeta 


7.50 


Techny Chimes 


1.50 


Wild Apache 


3.00 


Tinsel Town 


12.50 


Wild Ginger 


1.50 


Toll Gate 


1.50 


Wine & Roses 


2.50 


Top Billing 


12.50 


Winter Olympics 


2.50 


Torchbearer 


2.00 


Yellow Gold 


3.50 


Triton 


2.50 


Yes Sir 


2.50 








37 




Tahiti Sunrise $2.00 



GROUP 38-2 

All Seven on Pages 38-39 

TAHITI SUNRISE FASHION FLING 

LITTLE DOLLY JUDY MARSONETTE 

HEARTBREAKER SPLASH O' PINK 

SPARKLING CHAMPAGNE 



510.00 



($16.00 Value) 



"MODERN PINK" 



GROUP "C" SIX for 



$10.00 



BLUSHING BEAUTY, apple blossom 
BREATHLESS, light pink coral beard 
CASHMERE, deep lilac rose 
ESTHER FAY, gorgeous pink 
FAIRY ROSE, huge rose self 
ONE DESIRE, fine deep pink 





"/ received my Iris order today. The plants were the nicest, 
healthiest Iris I ever saw. Thank you very much for the unex- 
pected extra." 

R.M.P., Missouri 




Judy Marsonette $1.50 



COLLECTIONS 



GROUP "D" SIX of the Best Pinks 



$20.00 



CAPETOWN, light mauve, violet haft 
CAMELOT ROSE, orchid and burgundy bicolor 
CRINKLED BEAUTY, lacy orchid-lilac 
FASHION FLING, cerise to orchid pinl< 
LORNA LEE, early giant pink 
HIGH ESTEEM, new pink self 



Sparkling Champagne $2.50 



Splash O'Pink $2.00 



ONE DESIRE (Shoop, '60) EM. 34" Each $3.00 

Nearly all pink Iris carry a certain amount of peach, salmon or 
apricot blended together. Here is one which is devoid of these in- 
fluences and in some quarters is regarded as the nearest approach 
to real pink. Color is rich and deep with beard in harmonv. HM AIS, 
1960; AM, 1963. 



ORANGE CHARIOT (Fay, '64) M. 34" Each $3.50 

Light orange, both standards and falls a uniform shade. Blossoms are 
large, with wide petals, semi-flaring and thick in texture. The- in- 
tense, tangerine-coral beard adds brilliance and appeal to the thrilling 
and capti\ ating color. 



OPENING NIGHT (Gibson, '70) M. 38" Each $25.00 

This is the first "black" Iris we ha\e e\er introduced, because there 
has been an abundance of good ones from many other sources. ^Vith- 
out any claim that this one is the \ery best of all. we do know that it 
has had so much favorable comment from those who have seen it. 
that more advance orders and inquiries about it have been received 
than has been the case with any of our previous introductions. A near 
black flower of colossal size, with \ery wide, spreading falls, ruffled 
and fluted, not laced, and with a deep violet beard. Heavy, stout, well 
branched stalks with many blossoms. HM. 1971. .See page ."). 



ORANGE JADE (Wise, '63) M. 36" Each $1.50 

A deep golden orange self, near to true orange, including the beard. 
The form is excellent and the intense color should make it a striking 
clump in the garden. HM AIS, 1964. 



ORANGE PARADE (Hamblen, '61) EM. 36" Each $3.50 

A \i\iil and nioderatel) laced and ruffled orange bi-tone, between 
Marigold and Spanish orange. A startling and lich orange effect. 
Wide, flaring falls and closed standards. Fairly early. HM AIS, 1962; 
AM, 1964. Shown on page 30. 



ORANGE BANNER (Waters, '55) M. Each $1.00 

Handsome and brilliant orange-yellow of very large size, rhc hea\ y 
beard is slightlv deeper in shade than the rest of th^ flower. Petals 
are broad and well formed. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 



Sunlit $7.00 




ORINDA (Gaulfer, '68) ML. 36" Each $8.00 

A crisp, ruffled blend of rose and tan, from the unusual cross of 
Melodrama and Mademoiselle. This latter parent produced Claudia 
Rene; which in turn has sired a \ast number of Gaulter's best and 
most distinct things. Orinda has smooth hafts of copper-brown on 
crisp, wavy falls of rose-lilac; the standards are ruffled and closed, a 
blend of tan and rose. Beard is orange-brown. HM AIS, 1970. See 
page 21. 



OUTREACH (J. Nelson, '71) E. 36" Each $17.50 

Among the first of the giant bearded to come into flower is this golden 
yellow and white. The broad falls are wa\y and the stems carrv so 
many big blossoms, that although blooming early, thev continue past 
mid-season. The closed standards are deep gold, matching the sharplv 
defined band of color around the edge of the flaring falls. Shown on 
page 7. 



OUT YONDER (Wickersham, '69) Each $8.50 

We like this best of all we have seen of this tvpe . . . pale blue- 
almost white— standards and solid indigo blue falls with a slight 
violet cast. A bit of this deeper color extends part way upward along 
the mid-ribs of the standards. Beard is white, tipped pale yellow. 
Perfect form, with domed standards and wide, flaring, wa\y falls. 
Fairly late, lots of large flowers on 36-inch stems, well branched. 
.Shown on page 22. 



PACIFICA (J. Nelson, '68) M. 36" Each $7.50 

This gigantic French blue with darker lavender-violet shading in 
the central area is derived from (Demetria x French Flair) x High 
Above. The falls are extremely wide and stand out almost horizon- 
tally. Beard is pale yellow tipped light blue. The great, flat falls 
summon up thoughts of a Japanese Iris and the color is a lovely 
symphony of pastel blues and violets. Many flowers to the 3-foot stalks. 



PACIFIC PANORAMA (Sexton, '60) M. 40" Each $2.00 

A spectacular sea-blue self of great-size and imposing carriage. The 
ruffled flowers are produced on 40-inch, well branched stems. Beard 
is yellow topped white. HM AIS, 1961; AM, 1963. Dykes Medal 1965. 
Shown on page 1."). 



PALISADES (Plough, '64) EM. 36" Each $4.00 

A new and relatively unfamiliar addition to the orange ranks. Stand- 
ards are pink to poppy-red, blending to tangerine-orange at the edges. 
Fall sare orange with a pink area around the tangerine beard. Early 
to late. HM AIS, 1966. 



PALOMINO (Hall, '52) EM. 36" Each $1 .00 

The falls are pale ivory with an amber-copper shoulder and thin 
band all the way around. Beard is like a bonfire. For size, form, 
substance, branching and truly marvelous color, this is indeed su- 
preme. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. 



PARISIAN BLUE (Schreiner, '65) ML. 40" Each $3.50 

Bright ami iniiform a/ure blue without haft markings and of serenely 
fashioned form. With petals of great widlli and 40-inch slems ideally 
branched, we think it probably the best of all the Schreiner blues. 
HM AIS, 1966. 




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PICARDY (Gaulter, '70) M. 36" Each $1 2.50 

A smoky, light amber-wine self with burnt orange beard. This could 
also be described as a sort of "ashes of roses" color. Extra large blos- 
soms, the falls wide and quite horizontal, the standards ruffled and 
nearly closed at the top. A quiet, subdued effect, but the beard adds 
life. Parentage, Laurie x Sib. 



PINK CHIMES (Hall, '57) EM. 36" Each $1 .00 

This might be termed a "refined" Pink Sensation. The rich pink falls 
carry a smooth overlay of gold near the base of the standards. There 
is no veining and the beard is fiery tangerine. Prolific in growth and 
very free blooming with large flowers. HM AIS, 1957. One of the 
"Five Iris of the Year" for 1963. See page 55. 



PINK DIVINITY (Tarns, '67) M. 35" Each $5.00 

A self of bright medium pink with a flush of white down the center 
of the falls and around a vivid red beard. Wide flaring falls. Some- 
thing new in the field of pinks. HM AIS, 1968. 



PINK PUSSYCAT (Tompkins, '69) ML. 36" Each $1 5.00 

This is a clear, clean flower of rich true pink. A sister of Ovation this 
is in a much lighter shade of pink but is just as true, as to color. Lovely 
form with broad icy petals. 



PRETTY CAROL (Hamblen, '59) ML. 36" Each $1.50 

Lovely rich orchid self with a lighter area in the center of the falls, 
highlighted by a complementary tangerine beard. The large flowers 
are broad and fully formed, stalks heavy and well branched, reaching 
3 feet or more. One of the very best. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 



PRIMROSE PATH (Framke, '63) EL. 39" Each $2.00 

Perfection in this cool, creamy, greenish yellow or primrose yellow 
class. Large, velvety and perfect in form. A real beauty and one which, 
once seen, is not soon forgotten. Very long blooming season. 



PRINCE INDIGO (Schreiner, '64) L. 38" Each $2.50 

Of richest pansy-violet hue, luiiform in standards, falls and beard, 
with velvety-like pile on the falls and silken finish in the standards, 
here is truly an Iris supreme! Tall, generous in size, ideally branched. 
HM AIS, 1965; AM, 1967. Shown on page 31. 



RADIANT APOGEE (Gibson, '66) M. 36" Each $5.00 

If would be difficult to conjure up a more colorful or "attention 
getting" Iris than this. While a member of the plicata line, of course, 
it is devoid of much in the way of dots and stitches peculiar to its 
kinfolk. Standards are solid, bright deep yellow, with no markings. 
Falls are clear white in the center, banded deep gold with some 
brownish markings high on the haft. Beard is deep orange. Ruffled 
and well branched. Shown on page 16. HM AIS, 1967; AM, 1969. 



POP O' SHA (Woodside, '69) ML. 38" Each $1 2.00 

A fine new Iris in the sky blue range, with perhaps a slight blending 
of orchid in its makeup. It is very large, heavily substanced, ruffled, 
broad rounded petals, well domed standards and flaring falls. Well 
branched. HM, 1970. 



RAINBOW GOLD (Plough, '60) M. 34" Each $2.00 

Intense buttercup yellow, heavily laced and crimped at the margins, 
with an almost red beard. One of the very best and most popular of 
recent introductions. Large flowers on 34-inch stalks. HM AIS, I960; 
AM, 1962. See page 48. 



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RARE WINE (J. Nelson, 70) ML. 34" Each $20.00 

Here is something of stunning proportions— width of petals, o\erall 
stature— so much so that visitors to the Nelson garden could scarcely 
believe their eyes. A Wine and Roses combination, with rove-lavender 
standards and wine-red falls bordered same color as the standards. 
There is a median line down the center of each fall. A giant in 
Irisdom! 



REAL DELIGHT (Wafers, '60) M. 38" Each $2.00 

A huge and gorgeous blend of blush pink and deep apricot. I'etals 
are broad and thick in texture, the falls flaring and supporting a 
heavy, bright red-orange beard. There is a greenish chartreuse glow 
within the flowers. HM AIS, 1960. Shown on page 49. 



RETA FRY (Terrell, '66) M. 36" Each $7.50 

Glittering yellow standards, fluted and closed; falls same with a lighter 
center area and a strong brushing of deep yellow on the hafts; orange 
yellow beard. Wide petals with very heavy substance. Strong well 
branched stalks. HM, 1967. 



ROBERT J. GRAVES (K. Sr^ith, '58) M. Each $1 .00 

A gigantic late white with vcllow beard. It is flawless in form with 
big closed standards and liroad falls of enamel-like finish. Three to 
four-foot stems are ramrod straight and the branching is perfect. 



ROCKET RUST (Gibsori, '63) ML. 36" Each $2.00 

Falls arc bright rusty copper smoothly blended on a creamy ground, 
the standards solidly colored rusty copper. Lighter, brighter and 
much larger than Chinquapin but with some of the same hues and 
tints found in that fine new plicata. Petals are thick, broad and lightly 
ruffled. HM AIS, 1964. See page 47. 



ROCOCO (Schreiner, '60) EM. 39" Each $2.00 

Ruffled and fluted, giant plicata of bright blue on clean white, the 
blue pattern especially wide and heavy in the folds of the standards. 
The falls are pure white in the center, with a quite distinct band of 
blue encircling a full half inch of the pleated and ruffled border. 
Beard is deep yellow. Patent No. 2077. HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. 
See page 17. 



RIBBON ROUND (Tompkms, '63) EML. 48" Each $2.00 

Snow white and sharply contrasting blue, surely the most e.xciting 
plicata of this type to date. Huge in size, moderately ruffled and 
ideally branched on stems up to 48 inches in height. It is one of 
the first to come into flower and continues right through the season. 
HM AIS, 1964; AM, 1966. Shown on page 33. 



RIPPLING ROSE (Gibsori, '70) M. 36" Each $1 2.50 

Imagine a Rococo or Stepping Out with broadly banded falls of rose- 
purple, instead of the blue-to-violet trim on those two worthy and 
popular varieties, and you will have Rippling Rose. The heavily 
ruffled and fluted blossoms are ivory white in the central area of the 
falls; the standards are basically white but shaded and mottled with 
the same rose-purple which borders the falls. Superb branching, on 
heavy stems. HM, 1971. See page 7. 



ROSE KINGDOM (Wills, '66) M. 34" Each $1 2.50 

This is one of Wills rose-toned Iris. The flowers are wide and flaring 
with some ruffling. Classed as a rose-pink, well branched, sturdy stalks 
and heavy substance. 



ROSES IN SNOW (Noyd, '67) ML. 34" Each $5.00 

Clean snow white, with a beard of almost blood red! The contrast is 
really startling and this Iris is so nearly perfect in every way that few, 
if any of the whites with red or tangerine beards actually equal it. 
Huge in size, with lacy petal edges. HM AIS, 1968. 



ROUND DANCE (Wills, '70) M. 34" Each $1 2.50 

Rose-red bitone, standards light rose, flushed bluish, falls bright 
rose-red, some ruffling, tall and well branched. Proven a good parent. 
HC, 1969. 



RIPPLING WATERS (Fay, '6?j M. 36" Each $3.00 

Pale bluish-orchid, a shade diflicult to describe but it certainly is not 
in any sense pink. The very bright tangerine beard, on a creamy 
ground, creates a dramatic and unusual effect. Big blossoms, flaring 
falls, with ripples, ruffles and frills. HM AIS, 1962; AM, 1964. Dykes 
Medal, 1966. Shown on the back cover. 



ROYAL TAPESTRY (Schreiner, '64) ML. 38" Each $4.00 

A deep blend of red, bronze, copper and violet, lavishly beautiful 
and imposing in appearance. Of giant size, the ruffled flowers ex- 
hibit a regal richness and an ember-like glow. Ruffled petals; excellent 
branching. HM AIS, 1965. See page 13. 




Celestial Snow $1.50 



SAN LEANDRO (Gaulter, '68) ML. 38" Each $8.50 

A most unusual shade of light purple, or perhaps "slate-blue" might 
be a more apt term. This is lit with a rich tangerine-red beard. 
Branching almost from the ground, on hea\y stems, it carries above 
the average number of large flowers and thus blooms over a very 
long season. Nearest thing to it in color combination might be Lovelv 
Letty. Both Arctic Flame and Rippling Waters are in the parentage. 
HM AIS, 1969. 



SAUCY SUE (Gibson, '68) 34" Each $12.50 

Silky standards of golden tan, flushed with a reddish undertone; falls 
of garnet red rimmed with bro\vn. This is a luxurious piece of color 
in a very large flower, the falls edged with heavy folds of plush-like 
rulTles and pleats. General effect is two shades of chestnut. Our picture 
is a bit too light in color. Midseason. HM AIS, 1970. See page 9. 



Brasilia $1.50 



ROYAL TOUCH (Schreiner, '67) ML. 34" Each $7.50 

Indescribably rich and smooth! The extra wide falls are of card- 
board-like quality with a silky finish and the color is a uniform, deep 
Victoria or pansy violet. Beard is deep blue, tipped lighter. HM AIS, 
1968; AM, 1970. See page 5. 



ROYAL VIOLET (Riddle, '59) M. 38" Each $1 .50 

The great size and all-round majesty of this fine Iris cannot be ade- 
quately brought out in our picture on page 54. It is more blue than 
Violet Hills, velvety rather than silky and the beard is light blue to 
almost white. The petals are extremely broad and flaring. HM AIS, 
1959. 



SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook, '52) M. 36" Each $1 .00 

Richest black velvet with very deep glow of underlying red. Heavy 
bronze beard. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1955. One of the "5 
Iris of the Year" for 1961. Shown on page 52. 



Whole Cloth $1.00 




Wild Ginger $1.50 



SCARLET RIBBON (Tompkins, '66) ML. 36" Each $3.50 

One of the new red-toned varieties with a close to scarlet garden 
effect. K vivid shade of smooth red with a slight undertone of orange. 
Clean hafts and profuse flowering habit. Long season of blooin. 
HM AIS, 1967. 




SEASHELL MUSIC (Erns\, '65) ML. 36" Each $3.00 

A blend of rose and copper etched on creamy white, remindful of 
some of the colorful seashells from tropic shores. Huge in size, ideal 
in form, the flowers of thick enamel-like substance. This is from My 
Honeycomb x Fairy Fable, so you see it is one-half pink and should 
provide good opportunity for breeding. See page 16. 



SHINING MOMENT CW/Z/s, '70) M. 34" Each $1 2.50 

K smooth peach pink, tan at the iiaft with a yellow beard (sometimes 
white) though it is tangerine, deep in the flower. Well branched. 
Fertile both ways. From shell pink breeding. 



SIERRA DAWN fGou/fer, '70j EM. 36" Each $1 2.50 

This is a lively shade of blended rose and la\ender, lit with a soft 
amber glow at the heart. The style arms exhibit this amber tint rather 
strongly and this in turn is punctuated by a bright burnt orange 
beard. The haft is lightly washed aml^er. Faultless form, the standards 
waved and fluted, the falls widely flaring and ruffled at the margins. 
See page 10. 



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SILENCE (Tompkins, '66) ML. 36" Each $10.00 

A biilliaiUly rich, deep yellow with a self-colored beard and a slightly 
lighter canary yellow glow over the central part of the falls. Tomp- 
kins considers this his finest yellow to date. Rather late. HM AIS, 1968. 
See page 9. 



SILVERTONE (Hall, '59) M. 36" Each $1 .00 

A beautifully proportioned silvery pale blue— almost white— with 
tangerine beard. There is a slight hint of orchid in the color of this 
large Iris. Heavy stems. HM AIS, 1960. See page 55. 



SIVA-SIVA (Gibson, '62) M. 36" Each $1.50 

A flamboyant combination of rich golden standards flushed with 
cinnamon and porcelain white falls heavily bordered and etched 
brilliant rcd-mahogany-brown. .\11 petals are fluted and rippled and 
the flaring falls are almost horizontal. The large, long lasting flowers 
are fragrant with the scent of spice. HM .^IS, 1963. See page 22. 



SKYWATCH rC Benson, '64) ML. 38" Each $12.00 

A large pale blue with orchid or lavender undertone which sets it 
apart from other light blue Iris. Smooth, ruffled and broad petaled. 
Beard is almost white. Limited stock. HM AIS, 1965; AM, 1967. ^Vin- 
ner of the Dykes Medal in 1970. 



SMART BARBARA (Gibson, '69) M. Each $10.00 

Spreading falls of reddish tan on a cream grovmd with solidly colored 
standards of bright tan-red. The allover effect of the big flowers is 
brilliant rose with a fan cast, quite apart from others from this 
introducer. Our picture on page 23 is a little too red and lacks the 
tan influence which marks this excellent novelty. Huge flowers on 
34-36 inch stems. 




Grocie Pfost $2.00 



SON OF SATAN (Wickersham, '62) Each $2.00 

A large blackish-maroon self, with a sooty overlay and bronzy brown 
beard in harmony. The falls are especially wide at the haft and are 
semi-flaring. This is a vigorous grower, producing many well-branched 
3-foot stems to the clump. 



'My Iris order arrived today in perfect condition. I thank you for 
the beautiful specimens, and especially for the delightful extra." 

E.M.C., California 

'The rhizomes arrived today — oh thank you. And imagine my 
surprise to find an extra — and what an extra! Thank you!" 

J.G.. Ohio 



SOUTHERN COMFORT (Hinkie, '65) M. 36" Each $3.00 

A rich, creamy beauty with an intensification of deeper yellow on 
the hafts and in the heart. Beard is matching yellow. Extra wide 
standards and falls are pleated and ruffled. One of the finest of 
all recent novelties. HM AIS, 1966; AM, 1970. See page 32. 



SPANISH GIFT (Shoop, '65) EM. 35" Each $5.00 

Warm, glowing, bright orange self; the beard is still deeper orange- 
red on a creamy central ground. Here is a fine follow up on the heels 
of the variety Spanish Affair; more brilliant and much superior. See 
page 6. 



SPARKLING CHAMPAGNE (Ernst, '65) M. 36" Each $2.50 

Although this would be classed as a plicata it really carries but a 
minimum of dots or etchings, mostly near the center and on the ' 
hafts. The color inclines to a chartreuse or champagne shade. Verv 
large, slightly spreading, with extra broad falls and superb branching. ^ 
HM AIS, 1966. Shown on page 39. ^ 



SPLASH O' PINK (Hall, '64) EM. 36" Each $2.00 

Beautifully formed and broad petaled, with a brilliant, near geranium 
red beard. The shade of pink is bright, clean and just what we like 
to look for in an Iris of this popular hue. There is an amber glow 
in the central area. This one has large size to go with its other qual- 
ities which include especially fine branching. Flowers are ruffled and 
very long lasting. HM AIS, 1967. Shown on page 39. 



SPRING FESTIVAL (Hall, '58) M. 36" Each $1 .00 

Not a deep shade of pink but is rather a definite appleblossom tint 
with heavy geranium-red beards. The flowers are very large, faultlessly 
formed and slightly ruffled. Stems are tall with the blooms widely 
spaced. Plant growth is robust and it increases rapidly. HM AIS, 1958. 



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Grand Coulee $1.50 



Techny Chimes $1.50 



STARBURST (Tompkins, '67) ML. 38" Each $7.50 

An enormous flower, with broail, ruffied petals. The color is brilliant 
copper-orange ... a reddish orange shade rather than apricot. \'ery 
flaring in form, tall, strong and widely branched. Late. HM AIS, 1968. 



STEPPING OUT (Schreiner, '64) ML. 38" Each $3.50 

A new plicata remindful of a combination of Dot and Dash and 
Rococo. The ground color is snowy white, the margins of both 
standards and falls rimmed with a broad band of deep pansy-violet. 
All petals are stylishly ruffled. 4-way branching. HM AIS, 1965; AM, 
1967. See page 30. Dykes Medal, 1968. 



SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, '48) EM. Each $1 .00 

A tall and huge gf>ldcn flame-salmon blend, almost a red, but with 
so much of the gold influence in it that it is not reallv a red Iris. 
A most impressive flower, blooming very early on widely branched 
stalks reaching 42 inches. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. Color picture 
on page 52. 



SWAHILI (Plough, '65) EM. 34" Each $6.50 

Dusky, smoldering, reddish black with a slight violet cast. The hafts 
are red-brown and the beard is also brown. Silky standards and 
velvety falls. HM AIS, 1966. See page 30. 



STERLING SILVER (Moldovan, '63) M. 36" Each $2.00 

.\fter being open a few hours, a sil\er-like edge de\elops around 
the petal edges of this extremely ruffled and fluted violet bi-tone. 
Perfection in form, with domed standards and wide, almost hori- 
zontal, flaring falls. HM AIS, 1964; AM, 1966. 



SYMPHONY (Hinkle, '58) M. 38" Each $1 .00 

Gracefully ruffled sea-blue self, slightly lighter in the center of the 
falls and with some darker texture \eining. Petals are wide and full, 
crisp and firm in substance. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1963. See page 43. 



SUMMER SILK (Gibson, '71) tA. 34" Each $20.00 

In color a very odd shade of chamois or creamy tan, described by 
some as "pongee" and others as creamy flesh, although it is not in any 
category of pink. It is a coiriplete self, including the beard and styles. 
As you will note on our picture, page 4, all petals are extra wide, the 
falls almost touching each other. They flare out widely and drop 
gracefully at the outer rim. 

SUN CHARIOT (Hall, '63) ML. 38" Each $1.50 

A widely spreading, bright chrome to sulphur yellow giant, the lighter 
shades being predominant in the center of the falls and near the 
beard. Margins of the falls arc heavily serrated and fringed. Beard 
is deep yellow, not orange. Blossoms measure 8 inches in width and 
the stalks reach 38 inches or more in height. See page ?. 



TAHITI SUNRISE (Ernst, '63) ML. 36" Each $2.00 

Beautifully tailored and perfectly proportioned pink with an inider- 
tone of salmon. The heavy Saturn red beard and the very broad 
falls are remindful of Fairy Fable but the shade of pink is entirely 
different. The blooms are extra large in size, especially for a pink 
and the texture is like heavy porcelain. We regard it as one of the 
best so far, in every way. Sturdy 36-inch stems, well branched. HC AIS, 
1962; HM AIS, 1965. Shown on page 38. 



TALLCHIEF (DeForest, '56) M. 36" Each $1 .00 

Bright, richly glowing red self, with brilliant orange beard. By the 
Ridgeway color chart it is Brazil-red to carmine. Tall, and very well 
branched. HM AIS, 1957. 



SUNLIT (Gibson, '68) M. 36" Each $7.00 

Showir on page 40. A gay combination of warm tan and ivory, with 
a light sprinkling of warm maroon on the brownish haft. Center of 
the falls is near white and the beard is bronze. Flowers are large, 
petals crimped and ruffled and the stems are well branched. AIS 
Region 13 Queen, 1968. 



TAWNY MINK (Schreiner, '68) ML. 37" Each $5.00 

Such a rich, golden yellow, so la\ ishly rullied and fluted, that it stands 
out in the garden like a beacon. Here is an Iris of rugged constitution, 
fine form, wonderful branching and all around exceptional quality. 
HM AIS, 1967. 



SUNNY SPLENDOR (Schreiner, '65) ML. 35" Each $3.50 

A gigantic, clean and clear deep yellow self. There are u|) to cle\en 
buds per stem, and this provides an extra long season of bloom. The 
wide falls are ruffled at the margins and the fluted standards are 
closed and overlapping. Shown on the back cover. 



TECHNY CHIMES (Bro. Charles, '55) M. Each $1 .50 

.\ gorgeous light yellow with \cry deep red-orange beard. This is 
certainly a striking Iris and the branching is a special feature. HM 
AIS, 1955; AM, 1957; tied for Dykes Medal in 1960. 36 inches. See 
page 46. 



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Captain Gallant $1.50 



TIBURON (Gaulter, '71) Each $20.00 

From a long line of seedlings involving Arctic Flame we have this deep 
orchid with flaming red beard and fringed petal edges. All petals are 
fluted and waved, the blossoms of great size and are indeed remindful 
of giant orchids. Many blooms to the stem, at least three feet in 
height. See page 8. 



TINSEL TOWN (Tompkins, '67) ML. 38" Each $1 2.50 

Pure, clean white with center of molten gold. Undersides of the falls 
are yellow and this second color is exposed by the ruffles and folds 
of the petal margins. Here is one of the largest of all Iris, magnificent 
in every way. It might be termed a glorified Christmas Angel, with 
more gold and ruffles. HM AIS, 1968; AM, 1970. See page 41. 



TOWN AND COUNTRY (Gaulter, '71) . Each $17.50 

A silvery rose-violet of spreading form and with unusual curls and 
contrasting appendages in the standards. This is from a long line of 
seedlings involving Marie Phillips and Sterling Silver; in fact it in- 
herits some of its silvery contrasts from the latter. Both standards and 
falls are of a uniform, bright rose-violet hue and the beard is white. 
All petals are gracefully waved at the margins. Large flowers on stout 
stems, 34 inches in height. See page 6. 



Martel $1.50 




TOLL GATE CCoofc, '59) M. 40" Each $1 .50 

From the same line of breeding as Whole Cloth. Standards are palest 
blue— almost white— the falls dark violet with a long yellow beard 
extending across the lighter haft. Very tall, with many flowers per 
stem, widely spaced. _HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1962. Well illustrated on 
page 54. 



TOMECO (Suiier, '60) M. 36" Each $1.00 

Smoothly burnished oxblood red self without haft markings. Tailored 
in appearance, the big rounded standards domed and closed and the 
broad falls semiflaring. Bronze yellow beard. Well branched and 
sun resistant. HM AIS, 1962. Cook-Lapham Award for best Red Iris 
in 1965. 



TOP BILLING (Nelson, '69) ML. Each $1 2.50 

A startling new white with "house-aflre" red beard. Borne on heavy, 
stalwart stems reaching up to four feet in height, the very large, 
ideally formed flowers have the finish of white porcelain and are of 
extra thick substance. The beard is heavy and almost blood red. This 
is doubtless the greatest attention getter in the Nelson garden which 
contains a vast number of the best and newest things in Irisdom. 
Shown on page 19. 



TORCHBEARER (Nelson, '63) ML. 36" Each $2.00 

Reddish brown with dark red-brown or chocolate-like thumb prints 
on the hafts. Beard is bright orange. This combination results in a 
rather startling effect and is sure to attract a lot of attention. Flaring 
falls and good branching. HM AIS, 1964. 




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Rainbow Gold $2.00 




Lilac Festival $2.00 




Claudia Rene $2.00 




Floradora Flounce $3.00 



TRITON (Julander, '63) M. 36" Each $2.50 

Rich marine-blue with verv wide petals. Standards are arched and 
closed at the top; the falls flare almost horizontally and are waved 
at the margins. This is a fine addition to the blue class, clean and 
sparkling! HM AIS, 1964. 



ULTRALURE (Gibson, '68) ML. 34" Each $7.00 

A copper and white plicata, the standards flushed with mulberry 
and a soft tint of mulberry barelv present near the rim of the falls. 
Petals are decidedly crimped and fluted at the margins. Derived from 
^Vild Ginger, it is less pinkish, and more of a bright copper-brown 
eff^ect than we have in the parent. Shown on page 19. 



ULTRAPOISE (Noyd, '62) ML. 34" Each $3.50 

Here is something really new and different in yellow. Described as 
straw yellow with a flush of pink in the standards, the ^ery bright 
reddish tangerine beard glows like fire. Perfectly branched. HM AIS, 
1963; AM, 1965. Runner-up for Dykes, 1968. 



VALIMAR (Hamblen, '58) ML. 36" Each $1 .00 

Derived from Palomino, it's a smooth apricot-pink with a wide 
nasturtium-red beard. Judges ra\ed over this at the 1958 American 
Iris Society Convention in New York, and so will you! HM AIS, 1958; 
AM, 1960. See page 54. One of the "5 Iris of the Year" for 1965. 



VELVET ROBE (Schreiner, '60) M. 34" Each $2.00 

■Well named, a deep but glowing shade of plushy crimson red with 
golden beard. The haft is solidly colored and petals are lightly ruffled. 
HM AIS, 1960. See page 54. 



VIOLET HILLS (DeForest, '56) ML. Each $1 .00 

Here is the last word in deep true violet color! The 7-inch flowers 
shine like taffeta, even on a rainy day, and they will take rain, wind, 
or sun. Standards, falls and beard are a uniform rich violet-purple, 
the beard is lightly tipped blue. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. 
Winner of the President's Cup 1960. See page 51. 



VITAFIRE (Schreiner, '68) M. 34" Each $7.50 

A cherry-rose red with a silky, rather than velvety, finish to the 
petals. Lovely form, the falls semi-flaring, crisp and ruffled. One of 
our personal favorites among the newer red Iris. HM AIS, 1969. See 
page 20. 



WANDERING RAINBOW (Tompl<ins, '65) VL. Each $7.50 

A shimmering blend of rose, brown, gold and electric blue. This 
combination of tints is found also in Martel and Royal Tapestry, 
yet the three are distinct from each other. This one has extra heavy 
stalks with good branching and reaches 39 inches. HM AIS, 1966. See 
page 27. 



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GROUP 49-2 

All Seven on Pages 48-49 

RAINBOW GOLD REAL DELIGHT 

LILAC FESTIVAL CANDLE MAGIC 

CLAUDIA RENE BRASS ACCENTS 

FLORADORA FLOUNCE 

($14.00 Value) 



Real Delight $2.00 



WAR LORD (Scbreiner, '68) M. 35" Each $1 5.00 

The premier new red from these introducers of superb red Iris. Be- 
cause it has just about everything one could wish for in the make-up 
of a faultless flower— size, substance, ruffling and velvety texture, the 
demand for it has just about outdone the supply. HM AIS, 1969; AM, 
1971. 



WAYWARD WIND (Baker, '58) EM. Each $1 .00 

Burnished bronze, a peculiar greenish shade of tan or 
brown. Even the beard is in harmony. This Iris has 
rather flat, flaring falls, with some ruffling and the large 
blooms are produced in profusion. Height 3 ft. HM 
AIS, 1958; AM, 1961. See page 55. 



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WENATCHEE VALLEY (Noyd, '65) ML. 34" Each $7.50 

Frilled lacey pink standards, edged tan; wide, flaring falls of creamy 
white edged with pinkish tan. With its very red beard it is one of the 
most beautiful and novel of all recent introductions. HM AIS, 1966. 
Picture on page 22. 



Candle Magic $1.50 





Brass Accents $1.50 




WHITE TAFFETA (Rudolph, '66) ML. 35" Each $7.50 

Quite different from other excellent white Iris in this catalog. The 
huge flowers are as white as freshly laundered linen but the beard 
is pale lemon. Both standards and falls are broad and fluted at the 
margins, creating a billowy effect. HM AIS, 1967. 





Celestial Glory $2.00 



WHOLE CLOTH (Cook, '58) EM. 36" Each $1.00 

This is the first of the series of new style amoenas from the garden 
of Paul Cook. .Standards are pure white, the falls soft medium blue 
and the beard is practically white. Petals are broad and flaring. 
HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. Dykes Medal, 1962. Shown on page 44. 



Happy Wanderer $1 .00 




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50 



Henry Shaw $2.00 



Golden Years $1.00 



WILD APACHE (Gibson, '65) M. 35" Each $3.00 

So vivid and lively that the name is truly in keeping with this sen- 
sational new plicata. The color is cinnamon-violet on white, the 
standards almost solidly colored cinnamon-violet. Beard is orange- 
bronze. An exceptionally large flower, with perfect balance and ideal 
ruffling, very broad in all its parts. Heavy stems, extra good branch- 
ing. HM AIS, 19G6. See page 18. 



WILD GINGER (Gibson, '62) M. 36" Each $1.50 

A deeply flounced and ruffled new plicata in ginger grown and 
creamy white, the standards almost, solid .soft brown. Flowers mea- 
sure almost 8 inches from tip to tip. The heavy ruffling extends far 
up into the throat which is peppered with a warm golden brown. 
Petals possess a waxed or starchy quality of stiffness which adds to 
the especially long lasting period of each blossom. See page 44. HM 
AIS, 1963; AM, 1965. 



GROUP 51-2 

All Pictured on Pages 50-51 

BLACK SWAN HAPPY WANDERER 

CRINKLED IVORY HENRY SHAW 

CELESTIAL GLORY GOLDEN YEARS 

VIOLET HILLS 

=^6.50 

($10.00 Value) 




WINE AND ROSES (Hall, '63) M. 34" Each $2.50 

A break much sought after by hybridzers has been a combination 
of clear rose-pink and deep violet purple. Now here is the flower 
which brings these colors out in truly splendid fashion— ruffled, 
flaring, clean and sharp in contrast! The edging of rose-pink around 
the velvety falls exactly matches the standards. There is a warm glow 
at the heart of the flower and the beard is red-orange. Large blooms; 
well branched. HM AIS, 1964; AM, 1966. See page 33. 



WINTER OLYMPICS fO. Brown, '63) EM. 38" Each $2.50 

Domed standards and extra wide falls with elegant ruffling are 
features of this sensational new white Iris. It was the leader in the 
"Judges' Choice" in 1964 and was likewise first among those which 
won the HM Award of the AIS in 1965; AM, 1966. Dykes Medal, 1967. 



YELLOW GOLD (Noyd, '66) ML. 34" Each $3.50 

Flaring bright buttercup yellow self, with a heavy deep yellow beard. 
There is a flash of white on the falls just below the beard. Midseason 
to late. Well branched. 



YES SIR (Noyd, '65) VL. 35" Each $2.50 

A deep yellow-orange self, probably the most intense shade of yellow 
of any in this catalog. Very close to orange, it carries no apricot tone 
and this makes it especially distinct. Very large, tall, late. HM AIS, 
1966. 



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Violet Hills $1.00 



BLUE SAPPHIRE 
GOLDEN SUNSHINE 
SABLE NIGHT 
SUNSET BLAZE 
IRMA MELROSE 




GROUP 53-2 

All Ten Pictured 
on Pages 52-53 



BRAVADO 
LOVELY LETTY 
CLOUD CAP 
MEMPHIS LASS 
FROST & FLAME 




($10.00 Value) 



for «8 



.oo 



Lavanesque 
Lorna Lynn 
Lovely Letty 
Marriott 
Memphis Lass 
Millionaire 
My Honeycomb 
Orange Banner 
Palomino 
Pink Chimes 
Robert J. Graves 



Sable Night 
Silvertone 
Sunset Blaze 
Symphony 
Tallchief 
Tomeco 
Valimar 
Violet Hills 
Wayward V^ind 
Whole Cloth 



Frost & Flame $1.00 






'The shipment of Iris rhizomes reached us in excellent condition 
and are of fine quality. Thank you for the extra." 

H.G.V., New Jersey 

'I received my Iris in good condition and want to thank you so 
much for the 'extra.' " 

R.A.. Kansas 



Broadway Star $1.00 



GROUP 54-2 

All Nine on This Page 

BRIGHT CLOUD EL MONSOUR 

MILLIONAIRE VALIMAR 

BROADWAY STAR ROYAL VIOLET 

APPLE VALLEY VELVET ROBE 
TOLL GATE 



«8.50 



($13.00 Value) 




54 Royal Violet $1.50 



Velvet Robe $2.00 



Toll Gate $1.50 




Silvertone $1.00 

GROUP 55-2 

All Nine on This Page 

KARACHI PINK CHIMES 

CHRISTMAS ANGEL WAYWARD WIND 

BLUE GROTTO HEAVENLY DAYS 

SILVERTONE CANDLEFLAME 
DOT & DASH 

$8.00 

($12.00 Value) 



Pink Chimes $1.00 



Wayward Wind $1.00 



GROUP 55-2B 

All Pictured on Pages 54-55 




BRIGHT CLOUD 
MILLIONAIRE 
BROADWAY STAR 
APPLE VALLEY 
EL MONSOUR 
VALIMAR 
DOT & DASH 



ROYAL VIOLET 
VELVET ROBE 
TOLL GATE 
KARACHI 

CHRISTMAS ANGEL 



$ 



16.00 



SILVERTONE 
PINK CHIMES 
WAYWARD WIND 
HEAVENLY DAYS 
CANDLEFLAME 
BLUE GROTTO 



($25.00 Value) 



Heavenly Days $2.00 



Candleflame $2.00 



Dot& Dash $1.00 



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